Emory Johns Creek Hospital wins ‘Georgia Safe to Sleep’

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown were recently selected as Georgia Safe to Sleep Hospitals.

The program includes statewide public health interventions to protect infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and other sleep-related causes of death.

Each year in the U.S., more than 4,000 infants without a prior known illness or injury die suddenly. During the past year, both Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown have updated their safe sleep policies, educated staff on expanded safe infant sleep recommendations, defined patient education and monitored how safe sleep is modeled in the hospital through crib audits.

More than 75 hospitals in Georgia — including Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown — have pledged to model safe sleep behaviors for infants.

For more information about the Georgia Safe to Sleep program, visit dph.georgia.gov/safetosleep.


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