MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL PARTNERS WITH FIRST CANDLE/SIDS ALLIANCE TO HELP SAVE INFANT LIVES

Posted 09/21/2016

IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS AMERICA, EXPECTANT MOMS WILL FEEL THEIR BABY’S FIRST KICK; PARENTS WILL LISTEN JOYFULLY TO THEIR NEWBORN’S FIRST CRY; AND FAMILIES WILL CELEBRATE THEIR HEALTHY BABY’S FIRST BIRTHDAY.

Also on this day, 13 babies will die suddenly and unexpectedly (SIDS/SUID)); more than 70 new parents will have listened sadly to their stillborn baby’s silence; and countless lives will be lost to miscarriage and other causes of infant death.  

October is SIDS, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month, and Murray-Calloway County Hospital is teaming up with the nation’s leading organization dedicated to infant health and survival to help increase awareness about these tragic causes of infant death.

On Friday, October 14 at 10 am, the community is invited to participate in a balloon release at the North Tower Entrance of Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH). The release will signify the hospital’s support towards those families who have experienced such loss. Flowers will also be displayed in the labor and delivery department at MCCH and a ribbon will be tied around a tree in front of the hospital to commemorate infant lives lost.

“Most pregnancies are a joyous time, but unfortunately there are also times when miscarriages and infant loss occurs. We understand how difficult this can be for families and want to remember those affected by such loss,” said Dana Bazzell, Director of Perinatal Services.

For more information contact the Marketing Department at 270-762-1381.