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National Sleep Hospital Program Recognizes Carteret Health Care’s Brady Birthing Center

Morehead City, NC – The Brady Birthing Center at Carteret Health Care was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Certified Safe Sleep Hospital” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.

Robin Mobley, Director of Maternal Child Health, stated, “Receipt of the highest recognition shows the commitment level of our incredible team and their focus on safe sleeping. Every year over 750 babies are born at Carteret Health Care. Our team does not want even one of these infants to become a statistic.”

The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, the only national infant safe sleep organization. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Carteret Health Care 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.

“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.

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 Carteret Health Care to this expanding group of committed hospitals. This will have a profound effect on the saving babies’ lives.”

Carteret Health Care’s Brady Birthing Center and Maternal Child Health Department offer a wide range of obstetrical services and physician providers. We care for mothers during every phase of their pregnancy — and after delivery. The Brady Birthing Center is also recognized as a North Carolina Breastfeeding Friendly Hospital. For expectant mothers, we offer a free mobile app, Carteret Baby.

For more information on the Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program visit