Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in North Carolina has earned recognition for its efforts to promote infant sleep safety, reports

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center has earned recognition for efforts concerning infant sleep safety, according to a news release.

“No parent should have to experience the agony of a baby dying while sleeping due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). That’s why Novant Health Rowan Medical Center is working to make infant sleeping safer throughout the community,” the release states.

For those efforts, Rowan Medical Center was recently named as an Infant Safe Sleep Hospital Leader by the North Carolina Healthy Start Foundation in the areas of infant safe sleep policies and best practices. This award is presented to hospitals that have met criteria for the foundation’s inaugural Infant Safe Sleep Hospital Model of Excellence Award.

Hospitals must meet four areas of excellence to be recognized as an Infant Safe Sleep Model of Excellence: policy, staff training and education, patient education and modeling, and community outreach. Rowan Medical Center is one of 14 in the state that applied for this designation and it serves as a model for other hospitals.

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