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Published on June 15, 2016

Owensboro Health Joins Evenflo To Offer Car Seat Inspections At Meijer

Certified technicians help parents correctly use and install car and booster seats

Owensboro Health, in partnership with Evenflo, urges parents and caregivers to ensure their car seats and booster seats are properly installed. On Saturday, June 18, from 11AM – 3PM, these groups will team up and have certified child passenger safety technicians available to provide hands-on instruction on installing car and booster seats at Meijer, located at 2951 Heartland Crossing Blvd., Owensboro, KY.

“Correctly used, child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent,” said Janie Walther, health and wellness specialist at Owensboro Health. “We want all parents to make sure their car seats are used and installed correctly and that the whole family is buckled up every time on every ride. And we’re here to help.”

Car seat inspections offer caregivers the chance to receive assistance and guidance from nationally certified car seat technicians regarding proper installation of their child safety and booster seats.

“We are pleased to have many nationally certified car seat technicians on our team,” said Sarah Haverstick, safety advocate at Evenflo. “We are committed to providing education and raising awareness about the importance of keeping children safe in vehicles.”

Parents can also check their own car and booster seats by using this car seat check list. Certified child passenger safety technicians are available to help or double check your work. Parents and caregivers can locate an event in their community by visiting the Safe Kids website at safekids.org.

Learn more about car seat safety at Owensboro Health.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.