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District Offices
Tiadaghton Valley Mall
Room 105
701 Allegheny Street, Box 4
Jersey Shore, PA 17740
(570) 398-4476

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Penn Hills Plaza, Halls Station
21 Kristi Road
Suite 1
Muncy, PA 17756
(570) 546-2084

Closed for lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Office
Hon. Garth Everett
401 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202084
Harrisburg PA 17120-2084
(717) 787-5270
Fax: (717) 772-9958

E-Mail:  
geverett@pahousegop.com

Everett to Present Infant Safe Sleep Month Resolution at Williamsport Hospital
11/22/2013
MUNCY – Rep. Garth Everett (R-Lycoming) will present House Resolution 510, designating November as Infant Safe Sleep Month in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Education and Conference Center of Williamsport Hospital.

“Thousands of infants in the United States, many of whom reside in Pennsylvania, die each year in preventable tragedies because they are placed in unsafe sleeping environments, and this resolution raises awareness of this tragic issue,” said Everett. “I am honored to join medical professionals and state and local officials for this presentation.”

Everett said the speakers will include Dr. Carrie DeLone, physician general for the Commonwealth; Dr. Michael Goodstein, neonatologist at Wellspan Health, member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics task force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State University and director of the York County Cribs for Kids Program; Dr. Russell Gombosi of Susquehanna Health; and Lycoming County Coroner Charles “Chuck” Kiessling.

The resolution, passed with a unanimous vote in October, references an American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force report that recommends infants be placed on their backs for sleep, and that the safest environment for sleep consists of babies sleeping alone in an empty crib with a tightly fitted sheet and sufficient sleepwear.

Everett cited the ongoing cooperative effort with Kiessling to educate parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members about the importance of proper infant safe sleep procedures.

“I continue to be proud to work with Chuck on this issue and laud him for his efforts here in Lycoming County,” said Everett. “At the same time, I thank everyone involved in the Cribs for Kids program across the Commonwealth. The work they do can save the lives of many children in Pennsylvania.”

More information about providing babies with a safe sleeping environment can be found at the National Institutes for Health website at www.nichd.nih.gov. For more information regarding the Lycoming County Cribs for Kids Program, please call 570-320-2157, email ahearton@lyco.org or ckiessling@lyco.org.

Representative Garth D. Everett
84th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Raymond Smith
717.705.1834
rsmith@pahousegop.com  
RepEverett.com
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