Pullman Regional Hospital receives Gold Certification in Safe Sleep

Jun 6, 2016

PULLMAN, WA -- Pullman Regional Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Gold Certified Safe Sleep Champion for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. They are one of the first hospitals in Washington state and one of 38 in the nation to receive the designation.

The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. In addition to being Cribs for Kids® partners, Pullman Regional Hospital  was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for parents, staff and the community.

“Sleep-Related Death (SRD) results in the loss of more than 3,500 infants every year in the U.S.,” said Michael H. Goodstein, M.D., neonatologist and medical director of research at Cribs for Kids®. “We know that consistent education can have a profound effect on infant mortality, and this program is designed to encourage safe sleep education and to recognize those hospitals that are taking an active role in reducing these preventable deaths.” 

The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created in partnership with leading infant health and safety organizations such as All Baby & Child, The National Center for the Review & Prevention of Child Deaths, Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Programs, Kids In Danger, Children’s Safety Network, American SIDS Institute, Charlie’s Kids, CJ Foundation for SIDS, and numerous state American Academy of Pediatric chapters and health departments.

 “Pullman Regional Hospital is proud to be partnered with leaders in the prevention of infant deaths and to be Gold Certified in Safe Sleep practices,” Corrine Phillips, R.N., director of BirthPlace. “As part of our commitment to women’s and children’s health, we are dedicated to providing education to each one of our parents on safe sleep for infants and to saving lives.”

For more information on the Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program visit http://www.cribsforkids.org/safesleephospitalcertification/ or www.pullmanregional.org

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