National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program Recognizes Jackson North Medical Center 

North Miami Beach, FL, December 19, 2023 – Jackson North Medical Center was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Silver Safe Sleep Hospital,” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids®, a national infant safe sleep organization. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Cribs for Kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to SUID and accidental suffocation. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Jackson North 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.”

According to the Florida Department of health’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is one of the leading cause of deaths in infants under a year old. “I am extremely proud of this incredible milestone which is evidence of our commitment to the well-being of our patients. Here at The Women’s Pavilion at Jackson North, we put safety and the welfare of our patients at the forefront of everything we do,” said Anna Hoo, Director of Women’s Services, Jackson North Medical Center.

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 Jackson North Medical Center to this expanding group of committed hospitals. This will have a profound effect on saving babies’ lives.”

About Jackson Health System:
Jackson Health System is one of the nation’s largest and most respected public health systems, with a mission of providing one standard of high-quality care to all residents of Miami-Dade County. The nonprofit academic medical system is anchored by Jackson Memorial Hospital, which is home to Ryder Trauma Center and the Miami Transplant Institute. The system also includes Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson South Medical Center, Jackson West Medical Center, multiple primary care and specialty care centers, a network of UHealth Jackson Urgent Care centers, physician practices, and two long-term care nursing facilities.

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