St. Vincent will host a blessing and dedication ceremony for the recently donated CuddleCot on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Vincent Hospital for Women & Children; 3700 Washington Avenue, Evansville
St. Vincent Hospital for Women & Children will host a blessing and dedication ceremony for a recently donated CuddleCot. Traditionally, a stillbirth baby would be sent to the morgue, away from grieving parents. It is now recognized that there is a great benefit to giving families the choice to spend additional time with their baby.
The CuddleCot technology keeps the baby cool in a bassinet next to the parents, providing essential time to grieve. St. Vincent Hospital for Women & Children was presented with the CuddleCot as a donation by St. Vincent Evansville Foundation, St. Vincent Medical Group OB/GYN Physicians and Emalyn’s Angels. Emalyn’s Angels were founded in 2017 by Brandon and Amber Wagner in honor of their daughter, Emalyn, who was born sleeping on January 4, 2016.
The non-profit provides resources and support to bereaved families to ensure they don’t feel alone through their journey of grief.