Baby Rest Memorial Service Scheduled for October 14;
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is October 15

October 12, 2012 Mobile, Alabama—The annual Baby Rest Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Crest Funeral Home on Dauphin Island Parkway. Registration for families begins at 1:30 p.m. This memorial service is open to all families who have suffered the loss of an infant before, during or after birth as well as those who have loved and cared for them. Sponsored by Pine Crest Funeral Home and area hospitals, Baby Rest offers the community an opportunity to commemorate the infants who touched our lives in their brief time on earth. The service will include the reading of each infant’s name, the lighting of a candle of remembrance and a memory chest for families to place memorial items. A dove release is planned after the service.

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is a day of remembrance for pregnancy loss and infant death which includes but is not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS or the death of a newborn. It is observed annually in the United States on Monday, October 15. The day is observed with remembrance ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils, concluding with the International Wave of Light, a worldwide lighting of candles at 7:00 p.m.

About Providence Hospital
Providence Hospital, a 349-bed facility and member of Ascension Health, cares for more than 14,000 inpatients and 160,000 outpatients each year. Providence Hospital is affiliated with M. D. Anderson Physicians Network®, a subsidiary of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center recognized as the nation’s leader in cancer care. Other specialized services offered at Providence include open-heart surgery, obstetrics, a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center and an Outpatient Center with dedicated outpatient diagnostic services and surgical suites. Providence has performed more open-heart surgeries than any other area hospital in five of the last seven years, and delivers more babies than any other private hospital in Mobile.

Contact Providence Hospital

Michael D. King
Director,Planning and Marketing 251/633-1367