Registered Nurses Karen Becker (left), Colleen Perkins and the rest of Morris Hospital’s Family Birthing Suites staff are dressing February babies in red hats to raise awareness of congenital heart defects, thanks to the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program.
This program raises 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, the campaign also empowers parents to live healthy lives while helping their children to do the same.
For more information, visit morrishospital.org.