Hurley Medical has enough volunteer cuddlers - WNEM TV 5

Hurley Medical has enough volunteer cuddlers

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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

After Hurley Medical Center put out the call for volunteers to cuddle babies, Mid-Michigan responded. Now the hospital reports they have filled all the positions.

The hospital was looking for people to hold and rock baby patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Hurley said snuggled babies tend to sleep better, have stronger vital signs, and more stable respiratory and heart rates.

After putting out the solicitation, Hurley said that it got 1,000 volunteer applications, and now are asking for patience as they go through them.

Volunteers will go through some training to learn how to hold and calm babies, who are premature, medically fragile or going through drug withdrawal.

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