Metroplex Adventist Hospital was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Bronze Safe Sleep Hospital. The designation recognizes the hospital's commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. Metroplex is the fourth hospital in Texas to receive the distinction.
"We are honored to be recognized as a National Safe Sleep Hospital by Cribs for Kids," said Carlyle Walton, president and CEO of Metroplex Health System. "When we say we are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients, that promise applies to all of our patients, even those who have just entered the world. Becoming a Safe Sleep Hospital renews that promise to our community."
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. To receive the Safe Sleep certification, Metroplex had to verify its compliance with safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and provide training programs for parents such as the hospital's childbirth and infant care classes.