Posted 2/6/2018 in OB
In honor of February being Heart Month, all babies born at Regional Medical Center (RMC) will be gifted a knitted red cap to raise awareness of heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, a condition that affects 1 in every 110 babies born in the U.S.
“Little Hats, Big Hearts brings attention to congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in Iowa,” said LeAnn Fenton, RMC’s Acute Care Director. “We are happy to partner with the American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation to bring the community together in support of local families affected by heart disease, and thank the incredible volunteers who make this program possible.”
RMC is one of many hospitals participating in this program throughout the state of Iowa. Little Hats, Big Hearts plans to deliver over 3,000 hats in February 2018.
Pictured: OB Nurse Shelley Dolan holds a baby girl modeling a Little Hats, Big Hearts knitted cap.