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Doctors Hospital of Manteca Recognized as Safe Sleep Leader

Nov 1, 2019
Safe Sleep Leader

Doctors Hospital of Manteca was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader, for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.

The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a national infant safe sleep organization. Cribs for Kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Manteca is recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for healthcare team members, and family caregivers.

“We are so proud to achieve this national recognition as a Safe Sleep Leader,” said Beverly Fick, Chief Nursing Officer at Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “We are joining the expanding group of hospitals across the country that are committed to keeping babies safe while they sleep, and providing new parents with the tools they need once they leave the hospital. This is just another example of how we are dedicated to providing high-quality care for our 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 modeling safe infant sleep in the hospital and providing education to families has a significant effect on infant mortality. Cribs for Kids Hospital Certification Program is designed 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.

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