Safe Rides for Safe Kids

We're excited about an amazing opportunity that aims to reduce the risk of childhood fatalities in our community and we hope you will join us by making your gift today.

Safe Kids USA data shows that 73 percent of car seats are installed incorrectly. Local car seat clinics show this number to be even higher. Adding to the situation, local car seat clinics are already operating at capacity, making it harder for many families to access these services to get their car seats installed properly.

What if the child in the improperly installed car seat was someone you knew and loved?

The good news is a properly installed car seat can reduce a child's risk of death in a motor vehicle collision by as much as 71 percent.

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart at RiverBend wants to make sure that every infant and child leaving our hospital is leaving as safely as possible. That's why we created the Safe Rides for Safe Kids program!

The Safe Rides for Safe Kids program will provide seven-day-a-week access to certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST). These CPSTs will offer free car seat checks to all babies born at RiverBend, as well as infants and children being discharged from our units.

Car and booster seats will also be given to families who have broken or recalled car seats, or when they don't have the right kind of car seat needed.

We hope to start this new program at RiverBend in the fall of 2019. Your past generosity has made a huge impact on the hospital and its programs and services. We truly hope you will consider making a gift to our new Safe Rides for Safe Kids fund to keep our kids healthy and alive.

       Thank you for your support!
 
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Kimberly Ruscher, MD  Angela Zallen, MD