Chris Hill, chairman of the Mukwonago Kiwanis Foundation, presented a $1,000 gift to the ProHealth Care Foundation in February in support of the newborn SleepSack program at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Shawn Verdoni, major gift officer for the ProHealth Care Foundation, accepted the check.
The SleepSack program is named for the wearable blankets provided to parents of infants born at the hospital. Parents receive the SleepSacks to take home along with educational information about safe sleeping for babies — including placing babies on their backs in safe cribs near their parents, without loose blankets, bedding or objects in the crib. A total of 1,636 babies were born at Waukesha Memorial in 2015; the SleepSack program has been in place for about seven years.
ProHealth Care offers a wide array of ongoing educational programming for expectant and new parents on topics ranging from breastfeeding, caring for babies and car seat safety. Most classes are free; more information can be found at www.ProHealthCare.org/classes.
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