Sparrow to celebrate Delta Dental Foundation support for oral health initiative
What: The Delta Dental Foundation, in partnership with the Sparrow Foundation, is funding an initiative to provide customized oral health kits to every Patient admitted to Sparrow Hospital. About 50,000 pre-packaged kits were funded by a $175,000 grant. Each kit includes a high-quality soft-bristle toothbrush, mouthwash, toothpaste with sodium bicarbonate, alcohol-free antiseptic mouthwash, and a suction toothbrush for Patients who can’t spit or swallow. A reception will celebrate this shared commitment to a project that will reduce hospital stays, lower costs, and improve Patient health by helping to reduce cases of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), the second most common infection that originates in a hospital.
Where: Sparrow Tower, 10th Floor, 1215 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 4-6 p.m. Brief remarks at 4:45 p.m.
Additional information: Any reporter or media wishing to attend the event should contact Liz Foley in Sparrow’s Marketing Department at 517.364.8106.