Summer Infant Pledges a SwaddleMe Original Swaddle to Every Baby Born at Women & Infants Hospital
Friday, October 7, 2016
Posted by: Kathleen Chaplick
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer Infant, Inc. ("Summer Infant" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: SUMR), a global leader in premium infant and juvenile products today announced it is donating 9,000 SwaddleMe® Original Swaddles to Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital and one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. Women & Infants is the 12th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year.
"Women & Infants is New England's premier hospital for women and newborns and we are excited to be partnering with them on this important initiative," said Mark Messner, president and chief executive officer, Summer Infant. "Our SwaddleMe brand and line of products has been expertly designed and tested to keep babies snug, safe, and comfortable every night throughout their first year. Additionally, when a baby sleeps better, so do the parents, allowing everyone to enjoy the magical experience of getting to know their precious new family member."
"We are delighted and honored to be working with Rhode Island-based Summer Infant in providing our new moms with a gift that not only celebrates the birth of their child, but also gives them a sound sleep solution for a better rest and recovery upon returning home," said Mark R. Marcantano, president and chief operating officer, Women & Infants Hospital. "Furthermore, by giving a free SwaddleMe to every new mom, it further supports our mission of improving the health and well-being of women and infants and giving them the best start."
Beginning this month, each new mom will be receiving a voucher for a complimentary SwaddleMe that she can redeem at the hospital's store, Nursing Moms, Etc. Available in both English and Spanish, the voucher also relates the benefits of swaddling so that every parent and child can "sleep tight, every night."
About Summer Infant, Inc.
Based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, the Company is a global leader of premium infant and juvenile products for ages 0-3 years which are sold principally to large North American and international retailers. The Company currently sells proprietary products in a number of different categories including nursery audio/video monitors, safety gates, durable bath products, bed rails, nursery products, strollers, booster and potty seats, swaddling blankets, bouncers, travel accessories, highchairs, swings, and infant feeding products. For more information about the Company, please visit www.summerinfant.com.
About Women & Infants Hospital
Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation's leading specialty hospitals for women and newborns. A major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University for obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics, as well as a number of specialized programs in women's medicine, Women & Infants is the 12th largest stand-alone obstetrical service in the country and the largest in New England with approximately 8,500 deliveries per year. A Designated Baby-Friendly® USA hospital, U.S. News & World Report 2014-15 Best Children's Hospital in Neonatology and a 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital, in 2009 Women & Infants opened what was at the time the country's largest, single-family room neonatal intensive care unit.
Women & Infants and Brown offer fellowship programs in gynecologic oncology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and reconstructive pelvic surgery, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric and perinatal pathology, gynecologic pathology and cytopathology, and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. It is home to the nation's first mother-baby perinatal psychiatric partial hospital, as well as the nation's only fellowship program in obstetric medicine.
Women & Infants has been designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiography; a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); and a Neonatal Resource Services Center of Excellence. It is one of the largest and most prestigious research facilities in high risk and normal obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics in the nation, and is a member of the National Cancer Institute's Gynecologic Oncology Group and the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network.