PMC Recognized As Safe Sleep Hospital Champion In Nebraska

PMC Recognized As Safe Sleep Hospital Champion In Nebraska
Photo courtesy of Sandra J. Bartling, President/PMC Foundation (l to r): Sydney McCorkindale, Melissa Wimmer, Vice President of Nursing Services Nicole Haglund, Karen Kwapnioski, Jackie Moline, Ginger Nixon, hospital CEO Jim Frank and Cherry Sebade.

WAYNE – An announcement was released by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Monday for Providence Medical Center.

PMC in Wayne was provided the title of a Safe Sleep Hospital Champion in Nebraska

This recognition came from the DHHS, Division of Public Health, the Nebraska Hospital Association, the Nebraska Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement collaborative.

According to the release, the Safe Sleep Certificate recognizes meeting the state-wide criteria to become a Nebraska Safe Sleep Hospital Champion. Among the principles is signing a pledge, creating or updating a Safe Sleep Policy, providing yearly education to hospital personnel, modeling safe sleep recommendations and educating parents with evidenced based safe sleep materials.

On July 26, Jackie Moline, Maternal Infant Health Program Coordinator with the DHHS presented Providence Medical Center with the Nebraska Safe Sleep Hospital Champion certification.

Dr. Tom Williams, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Public Health for DHHS stated an increase in safe sleep awareness will result in more babies sleeping in safe environments and reaching their first birthday.

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