“The more kids can be aware of preventing injuries, the more fun
they can have doing their favorite summertime activities,” says
Debbie Leger, Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science Nursing, Critical
Care Registered Nurse and CVMC’s Safe Kids Catawba County coordinator.
“The safety fair’s activities will help teach and reinforce
the common-sense risk prevention measures every child should know.”
The Safe Kids Catawba County Coalition is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide
and Safe Kids North Carolina, the first and only national non-profit organization
dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury-the
number one killer of children ages 14 and under. The Campaign is made
up of more than 300 state and local Safe Kids coalitions in all 50 states,
the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Catawba Valley Medical Center is the lead agency for the Safe Kids Catawba
County Coalition and employs Ms. Leger as the coalition’s coordinator.
To learn more about Safe Kids, the Safety Fair or to schedule an appointment
for child safety seat inspection, call her at 828-485-2300.
Catawba Valley Medical Center is a not-for-profit, public healthcare system
providing and promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health
education, wellness services, preventative medicine and acute care. CVMC,
twice recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet
facility, was recently named as a “Distinguished Hospital for An
Outstanding InPatient Experience” by J.D. Power and Associates as
well as a Hospital of Choice by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers.