Newborn Babies At Area Hospitals To Celebrate American Heart Month With Special Handmade Red Hats

Posted at 11:03 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 12:03:12-05

Hats knitted and crocheted by volunteers for the American Heart Association as part of the Little Hats, Big  HeartsTM  program

Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for all babies born in Acadiana during the month of February.  Four Hospitals in the Greater Acadiana area are participating in the Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which raises awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.

The American Heart Association, and LHC Group, launched the 1st year of Acadiana’s Little Hats, Big Hearts back in November. This program, which provides hats to newborn babies in 35 states across the country had such an amazing local response that we are able to provide hats to 4 area hospitals. This year’s participating hospitals are Iberia Medical Center, Jennings American Legion Hospital, Lafayette General and Opelousas General. For more information on the program, visit the American Heart Association’s website at

American Heart Month is an annual celebration in February that began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute each year to researchers, physicians, public health professionals and volunteers for their tireless efforts in preventing, treating and researching heart disease.

Delivery Dates & Times

Tuesday, January 29th, 2pm – Opelousas General

Wednesday, January 30th, 10am – Jennings American Legion Hospital

Thursday, January 31st, 8am – Lafayette General Hospital

Thursday, January 31st, 10am – Iberia Medical Center


Little hats big hearts



Founded in 1924, we’re the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers — we fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit

About LHC Group, Inc.

LHC Group, Inc. is a national provider of post-acute healthcare services, providing quality, cost-effective healthcare to patients primarily within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice, community-based services, and facility-based services.