Wilson Health Foundation receives grants from Student United Way


Nurse Krista Bertke holds a newborn in a HALO sleep sacks at Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center.

Nurse Krista Bertke holds a newborn in a HALO sleep sacks at Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center.


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SIDNEY – The Wilson Health Foundation was awarded a grant of $1,600 from the Student United Way. This grant money will go towards the purchase of HALO sleep sacks for the Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center.

Over 700 babies are born each year at the Emerson-Copeland Family Birth Center at Wilson Health. A concern among the family birth center staff and new parents is education on safe sleep practices. The staff focuses on ensuring each family and/or caregivers are aware of these practices and able to implement them at their home, to reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths. To assist with this education each baby born at Wilson Health will receive a HALO sleep sack to ensure safe sleep.

For more information about Wilson Health, call the Foundation office at 937-498-5572 or visit wilsonhealth.org.

Nurse Krista Bertke holds a newborn in a HALO sleep sacks at Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/07/web1_sleep-sacks-krista-bertke.jpgNurse Krista Bertke holds a newborn in a HALO sleep sacks at Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center. Courtesy photo