National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification

Brenner Children’s Hospital is excited to announce that it has been officially recognized as a Cribs for Kids® National Bronze Certified Safe Sleep Hospital. The Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program awards recognition to hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to reducing infant, sleep-related deaths by promoting and educating on best safe sleep practices. Brenner Children’s is proud of this partnership to reinforce our shared commitment to provide parents with the best practices for infant safe sleep.

Every year in the United States, almost 3,500 infants die unexpectedly while sleeping. Many of these deaths are linked to unsafe sleep environments. Our goal is to work together with families so that every infant has a safe sleep space. To protect your child, Brenner Children’s Hospital follows the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Safe Sleep North Carolina.

Brenner Children’s Hospital’s Commitments to Safe Sleep

  • Our hospital has developed an Infant Safe Sleep Policy based on guidelines from the AAP to help keep our littlest patients safe when they are under our care.
  • All of our nursing staff caring for patients less than one-year-old receive specific training on infant safe sleep to model safe sleep practices and educate family and caregivers on the importance of safe sleep practices.

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