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Dallas Medical Center Hosts Texas Baby Box Launch Event

05/01/2017

(Dallas TX, May 1, 2017) - Dallas Medical Center and Dallas Regional Medical has partnered with The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global integrated program Baby Box University to improve family healthcare outcomes, to launch a statewide program where all expecting and new parents in Texas can receive a free Baby Box by completing online parenting education. In 2017, the program will distribute up to 400,000 Baby Boxes, ensuring that every expecting family in Texas has access to this free resource regardless of socioeconomic background.

"We are very excited to be part of the Baby Box Program, and we're thrilled that Dallas Medical Center and our sister hospital, Dallas Regional Medical Center, were chosen as the official DFW launch partners,” said J.T. Barnhart, CEO of Dallas Medical Center. “We love the fact there is an educational component tied to the program because it allows us to be able to give expecting moms a crash course in baby basics,” Barnhart continued.

Some expecting moms may not have had the opportunity to participate in educational classes, so the online videos through Baby Box University can help them increase their knowledge of safe sleeping habits, baby safety, and related topics. Besides the educational aspect, the actual box is a big help because it provides a safe place for baby to sleep, and contains "Day One Essentials."

Barnhart added, “Not only are we providing our patients with a safe place for baby to sleep, but we're also helping those parents who might have forgotten to grab diapers, wipes, or other necessities before baby's arrival. But in the end, it’s all about safety. If our participation in the program can save the life of just one baby, then we consider the program a success."

Please join us in kicking off this very important statewide initiative!

We are hosting a very special Baby Box launch event on Wednesday, May 3 at 12:00 p.m. at the Dallas Medical Center at 7 Medical Parkway, Dallas, TX 75234. The launch event held in the atrium after the building entrance with parking located directly in front of the building.