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National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program Recognizes IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital

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—Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Gold Safe Sleep Champion, the highest level attainable, 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 Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. In addition to being Cribs for Kids® partners, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital  was recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and providing training programs for parents, staff and the community.

“Delaware County has an alarmingly high infant mortality rate, which is why it’s so important for our hospital to promote and encourage safe sleep practices,” said Dana Fluhler, Director of Women and Children Services, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

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.

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

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