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Members of the Pierce County Citizen Review Panel present shaken-baby DVDs, sleep sacks and printed materials offering "safe sleep" and cope-with-crying tips to the birth center at River Falls Area Hospital. Pictured, left to right, are Diana Bunce, Heidi Roettger, Nurse Manager Julie McGary and Betsy Byker. Judy Wiff photo

Donated materials promote safe sleep for newborns

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Two local organizations are working with River Falls Area Hospital birth center staff to provide information and materials to improve safety for infants.


Through a joint project, the Pierce County Citizen Review Panel and the Family Resource Center St. Croix Valley obtained infant sleep sacks, shaken baby syndrome DVDs and printed materials to distribute to the parents of newborns.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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