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Family Birth Center Earns Safe Sleep Status

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St. Anthony’s Family Birth Center has been honored as a bronze-certified Safe Sleep Hospital by the Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program. This program recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to reducing infant sleep-related deaths by promoting best safe sleep practices and by training and educating parents and families on infant sleep safety.

St. Anthony’s provides a SleepSack wearable blanket to each newborn in the Family Birth Center. The SleepSack replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover baby’s face and interfere with breathing, and it provides a cozy blanket that can’t be kicked off.

“We are thrilled to be able to give back to our community in this way,” said David Morton, M.D., Office of the President and Chief Medical Officer.