Safe Sleep Certified
The region's only Cribs for Kids® National Gold Certified Safe Sleep Champion
As a Gold Certified Sleep Champion Hospital, Upstate is recognized for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep.
The Cribs for Kids® National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification program awards recognition to hospitals that demonstrate a commitment to reducing infant, sleep-related deaths by promoting and educating on best safe sleep practices.
The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by a Pittsburgh-based organization dedicated to preventing infant, sleep-related deaths. In addition to being Cribs for Kids® partners, Upstate 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.
Every year in the U.S., there are approximately 3,500 infant sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation, strangulation, or undetermined causes during sleep.