Daytona Beach BirthCare Center Nurse Receives Happiest Baby Educator Certification

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Amy DeCicco, a registered nurse in the BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, has received certification as a Certified Happiest Baby Educator.

Amy DeCicco, a registered nurse in the BirthCare Center (http://bit.ly/fhbabies) at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach, has received certification as a Certified Happiest Baby Educator.

The Happiest Baby Certification Program was developed by Dr. Harvey Karp, a nationally renowned pediatrician and child development specialist. Certified Happiest Baby Educators learn the methods developed by Dr. Harvey Karp to soothe and calm newborns, which can improve sleeping habits for both infants and parents. As a Certified Happiest Baby Educator, Amy DeCicco will be able to share her knowledge and experience with new families at the BirthCare Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

“This certification will provide me with the knowledge to assist parents in feeling more confident in caring for their newborn,” said DeCicco. “For example, through the course, I learned tools to calm a crying, fussy baby by turning on their calming reflex, tips for practicing safe sleep and reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and much more on newborn care.”

Amy DeCicco, an Ormond Beach resident, has been with Florida Hospital for 22 years. She is currently in the process of becoming a Basic Life Support instructor.

About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With more than 1,800 employees and employed physicians, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a nonprofit health-care organization committed to hope, health and healing. A recipient of the 2012 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for performance excellence, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a national leader in patient experience. Our locations include Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center and Florida Hospital Cancer Institute in Daytona Beach, Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach, an outpatient facility in Port Orange, and an imaging center in Ormond Beach. Additionally, Florida Hospital Oceanside is home to the area’s only inpatient rehabilitation facility with CARF accreditation for stroke care. For more information, call (386) 231-6000 or visit http://www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.

About the BirthCare Center
A lifetime of memories begins with the birth of your baby, and Florida Hospital is here to provide a smooth and safe experience, customized to the way you’ve always envisioned it. Along with national recognition and award-winning safety outcomes, the BirthCare Center offers all-private rooms — equipped to accommodate the entire birthing process from labor to delivery — and five-star amenities for your special day. Our state-of-the-art nursery and board-certified neonatologists are available 24/7, for newborns needing a critical-care level of attention. Our birth experience navigators stand ready to support you throughout your entire experience, from parent education classes and prenatal care, to labor and delivery and post-discharge support. For more information, call (386) 231-1400 or visit http://www.FloridaHospitalBabies.com.

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