Published: 04/01/2013

Is Your Child Safety Seat Installed Correctly? Get it Checked.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young children, but many of these deaths can be prevented if children ride in a properly fastened and secured car seat.
 
On Friday, April 26, 2013, Evangelical Community Hospital will be holding a child safety seat event at the Evangelical Community Health Education Center, located on Route 15, from 1-6 pm. Four out of five child safety seats are installed incorrectly, attending this event will help make sure yours is not one of them.
 
Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to instruct parents on how to properly install their child safety seat and demonstrate how to safely secure their child. Participants are asked to bring their vehicle, the owner’s manual for the vehicle, and the instruction manual for the safety seat they are using. No appointment is required.
 
For more information about the Child Safety Seat event and other health and wellness programs offered by Evangelical Community Hospital, call the Evangelical Community Health Education Center at 570-768-3200.
 
Evangelical Community Hospital is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 127 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.