Morris Hospital February Babies Wear Red for Heart Disease
Morris, IL, February 14, 2019 – Babies born at Morris Hospital during February are going home wearing red hats in recognition of American Heart Month, thanks to the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program.
Little Hats, Big Hearts is all about raising awareness of heart disease by placing hand-knitted or crocheted red hats on every child born at participating hospitals during February. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, with congenital heart defects being the most common type of birth defect in the country.
Morris Hospital has been participating in the program since 2016, with this year’s hand crafted hats donated by the Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons.
According to Pat Cravens, Cardiovascular Clinical Educator at Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers, in addition to raising awareness of congenital heart defects, the campaign empowers parents to live healthy lives while helping their children to do the same.
“I think this is a wonderful program, and we are so appreciative to the Will County Union of King’s Daughters and Sons for donating their time and materials to help bring Little Hats, Big Hearts to Morris Hospital,” says Cravens. “Little Hats, Big Hearts helps us raise awareness of this important issue right here in our local community.”
Serving patients at 26 locations, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa and Yorkville. Through the services of over 1,700 healthcare professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, sleep center, and immediate care services at three locations. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center and a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery. For more information, visit www.morrishospital.org.