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St. Luke’s earns infant safe sleep designation

by Lake County Leader
| September 5, 2021 2:50 PM

St. Luke Community Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” for its commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The program was created by Pittsburgh-based Cribs for Kids.

As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, St. Luke 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.

“Montana has one of the highest average rates of sleep-related deaths,” St. Luke OB Nurse Casey Houk said in a press release. “I feel it is my duty to my community to help educate families about this potential risk to their baby. The last thing any nurse wants to see is for a family to lose a child, especially over something that could have been prevented. Our OB team wants to set families up for success.”

For more information on the Cribs for Kids National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program visit cribsforkids.org/hospitalcertification.