Grand Strand Health's Maternity Center was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a Silver Safe Sleep Leader for their commitment to best practices and education on safe sleep for infants.

The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids(R), the only national infant safe sleep organization. As a Nationally Certified Safe Sleep Hospital, Grand Strand Medical Center is recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and for providing training programs to healthcare team members, new parents and family caregivers.

"We know that modeling safe infant sleep in the hospital and providing education to families has a significant effect on infant mortality," says Dr. Anthony Caeton, Neonatologist and Medical Director of the Level II Neonatal Special Care Nursery at Grand Strand Medical Center. "Sleep-related death results in the loss of more than 3,500 infants every year in the U.S. We are proud to be recognized for the efforts of our maternity care team in taking an active role in reducing these preventable deaths."

For more information about Maternity Care at Grand Strand Medical Center, visit our labor and delivery page.