The Birthing Center is a Certified Safe Sleep Leader
Cookeville Regional Medical Center has achieved the certification of Silver Safe Sleep Hospital through their commitment to reduce infant sleep-related deaths by establishing a hospital infant safe sleep policy.
The new National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program has three levels of participation -- Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Certified Safe Sleep Leader, and Certified Safe Sleep Champion-- and a hospital can achieve all levels by building upon their safe sleep efforts both inside and outside of the hospital. The Birthing Center at Cookeville Regional has achieved the first two levels, Bronze and Silver, of the three by developing a hospital policy, training staff, educating parents, replacing regular receiving blankets with wearable blankets to model no loose bedding in the crib, and reporting progress to Cribs for Kids®.
Cribs for Kids®, a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation, is a new national program designed to award hospitals for promoting infant safe sleep practices. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to leadership for best practices and education on infant sleep safety and Cookeville Regional has been recognized by them for their achievements.