Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
JOHNS CREEK -- Emory Johns Creek Hospital has teamed up with Safe Kids USA to "help keep kids out of the emergency room."
The hospital's emergency department will head Safe Kids North Fulton, a project that will provide educational information on a variety of topics, including child safety seats, proper use of safety gear, water and pedestrian safety.
"According to Safe Kids, as many as 90 percent of accidental injuries can be prevented," nurse and Safe Kids North Fulton coordinator Angela Patterson said. "At Emory Johns Creek Hospital, we realize the importance of serving our community. Through our partnership with Safe Kids, we will provide an added level of extraordinary care with unparalleled compassion, all in an effort to prevent children from becoming patients."
Emory Johns Creek's emergency department will have two child passenger safety technicians on staff that can provide child seat safety checks, as well as information on how to properly install child safety seats in vehicles. For more information on those checks, contact Patterson at 678-474-7114.
There are more than 600 chapters of Safe Kids across the United States. For more information on the Emory Johns Creek chapter, visit www.facebook.com/safekidsnorthfulton.