Baptist Health Homestead Hospital Achieves Gold Safe Sleep Certification Through Cribs for Kids®
MIAMI, FL – May 18, 2023 – Baptist Health Homestead Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Gold Safe Sleep Hospital for their 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.
“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.”
“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Gold Safe Sleep Hospital,” said Ana Cabrera, Vice President Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer of Baptist Health Homestead Hospital. “It is our mission to improve the health and well-being of all of our patients, even our littlest ones. This recognition is a testament to our team’s dedication and commitment to caring for and educating our community.”
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for Kids® is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Homestead Hospital 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.
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.
According to Judith A. Bannon, Executive Director and Founder for Cribs for Kids®, “The certification program launched in 2015 in Pittsburgh, PA, home of the Cribs for Kids® national headquarters. Hundreds of hospitals across the US are certified. We welcome Homestead Hospital to this expanding group of committed hospitals. This will have a profound effect on saving babies’ lives.”
For more information on the Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program, visit https://cribsforkids.org/hospitalcertification/. For more information on Baptist Health Homestead Hospital, visit Baptist Health Homestead Hospital.
About Baptist Health Homestead Hospital
Baptist Health Homestead Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.
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