FREE Car Seat Checks – Offered Monthly at Catawba County Public Health

Kayla Hefner, Safe Kids Coordinator for Catawba County, performs free child safety seat inspections offered monthly at the Public Health Department and by appointment at CVMC Health First Center.

Kayla Hefner, Safe Kids Coordinator for Catawba County, performs free child safety seat inspections offered monthly at the Public Health Department and by appointment at CVMC Health First Center.

HICKORY, NC – Jan 27, 2016 – Catawba Valley Medical Center, the lead agency for Safe Kids Catawba County, announces a new location starting Tuesday for the monthly free car seat checks it offers to the public. Previously held at Valley Hills Mall, these passenger seat safety inspections will be offered on the first Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30pm in the parking lot of Catawba County Public Health Department at 3070 11th Avenue Drive, SE, Hickory, NC 28602 (directly behind Catawba Valley Medical Center on Fairgrove Church Road).

Safe Kids Day helps raise awareness of the primary cause of death among children – preventable injuries. In addition to monthly checks at Public Health, seat checks are available by appointment to anyone hoping to make sure their child is riding safely. Please contact Kayla Hefner by calling (828) 485-2300 ext. 6204 for more information or to set up an appointment. 

Safe Kids Logo (new)ABOUT SAFE KIDS CATAWBA COUNTY – Safe Kids Catawba County works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Catawba County is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Catawba County was founded in 1998 and is led by Catawba Valley Medical Center. For more information contact Kayla Hefner at the CVMC Health First Center at 828.485.2300 (x6204) or kshefner@catawbavalleymc.org.

ABOUT CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER – Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) in Hickory, NC, is the region’s largest not-for-profit, public healthcare system serving the community without direct funding from taxes. CVMC provides and promotes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness, preventive medicine and acute care. CVMC received a fourth consecutive Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2014 and has been recognized by WomenCertified® with Women’s Choice Awards for America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience in 2012, 2013 & 2014; Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics in 2013, 2014 & 2015; America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in 2013 & 2014; and America’s Best Hospitals in Cancer Care in 2014. CVMC received the 2013 & 2014 Premier Inc. QUEST® Award for High-Value Healthcare recognizing its reduction in harm, mortality, readmissions and costs and improvements in metrics for patient experience and evidence-based care. For more information, please visit http://www.catawbavalleymedical.org.

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Catawba Valley Medical Center Media Contact

Kim Hudson | 828-323-1551 |kim@porteragency.com

 

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