Columbia, S.C. – December 8, 2020 – Prisma Health Richland Hospital is one of 10 national hospitals to receive a NICU donation as part of Project 4, an initiative sponsored by Project Sweet Peas, a national non-profit organization that supports NICUs and NICU families, and 4moms, the makers of the mamaRoo infant seat.
In its fourth year, the Project 4 “Nominate a NICU” program invites, parents, families and hospital employees to share their stories about their incredible NICUs and NICU staff for the opportunity to become one of 10 hospital donation recipients.
“It was difficult to select just 10 hospitals,” said Amie Stanton, Director of Brand Engagement at 4moms. “We received over 3,200 nominations, including nearly 60 for Prisma Health Richland Hospital. It’s clear that this community is passionate and thankful for this NICU. We were honored to be able to support this team and their efforts to help comfort their tiniest patients.”
The mamaRoo infant seat is currently used in more than 375 hospitals across the country. Doctors and nurses find the natural bouncing and swaying motion of the seat to be transformational in caring for preemies, and babies with severe conditions, such as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
“We are grateful for the donation,” said Margaret Rizza, Child Life specialist at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital—Midlands. “The mamaRoo is a favorite with NICU nurses and families, and these five seats will be put to good use.”
To learn more about Project Sweet Peas and their NICU support, visit projectsweetpeas.com. And to learn more about 4moms, visit 4moms.com.
About Project Sweet Peas
Project Sweet Peas is a 501(c)3 national non-profit organization coordinated by volunteers, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing support to families of premature or sick infants and to those who have been affected by pregnancy and infant loss. Project Sweet Peas acknowledges the importance of parental involvement in caregiving and decision-making in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and seeks to promote family-centered care (FCC) competencies in hospitals nationwide. Care packages, hospital events, peer-to-peer support, financial aid, educational materials, and other Project Sweet Peas services, support the cultural, spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of families as they endure life in the NICU.
4moms has transformed the baby gear industry by leveraging technology and user-centered design to create dramatically better products, like the 4moms mamaRoo infant seat that replicates the bouncing and swaying motions parents make when soothing their babies, the 4moms breeze playard that opens or closes in one simple step, the 4moms high chair, which uses magnetic technology to make meal time easier, and the 4moms mamaRoo sleep bassinet, which uses motion technology to help babies fall asleep and stay asleep longer. The company, founded in 2005 and based Pittsburgh, Penn, currently sells its products at buy buy BABY, Amazon, Best Buy, Target, walmart.com, select specialty retailers and on 4moms.com.
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