For Release: June 6, 2012
Amy Kilgore 330.344.6014, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Gosky 330.344.6083, email@example.com
Lodi Community Hospital is pleased to offer the acclaimed Safe Sitter® course for students age 11-13 years. The course will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lodi Community Hospital, 225 Elyria Street, Lodi.
More than 500,000 adolescent babysitters have graduated from the medically accurate program, which instills participants with confidence as they learn how, why and where injuries can happen as well as prevention tactics. The curriculum provides hands-on experience in life-saving techniques designed to prepare babysitters to act smart in an emergency. Participants also receive instruction on how a child’s age affects how care is provided, how to prevent problem behavior and how to run their own babysitting business. They also learn basic first aid as well as how to perform infant and child choking rescue.
To graduate from the Safe Sitter® course and receive a completion card, students must pass a rigorous practical and written test that indicates their mastery of key concepts and life and safety skills. The cost of the course is $45. Please call Rose Gilson at 330-948-5521 to register. For more information about the Safe Sitter® organization, please visit safesitter.org
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities we serve. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area's largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Development Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.