Sparrow to celebrate Delta Dental Foundation support for oral health initiative

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.

The reception takes place Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 4-6 p.m. at Sparrow Tower, 10th Floor, 1215 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing.

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