WakeMed Helps Make it Safer for Kids in WAke County
RALEIGH, N.C. (February 24, 2012) – WakeMed Health & Hospitals will continue its role as lead agency for Safe Kids Wake County, a coalition of area organizations, businesses, and individuals interested in child safety established in 1996.
WakeMed recently renewed its contract with Safe Kids North Carolina and Safe Kids Worldwide to support Safe Kids Wake County. The mission of Safe Kids is to reduce preventable injuries and deaths in Wake County children ages 14 and under. The primary focus is child passenger safety, poison prevention, bike and pedestrian safety.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership in this effort,” said Siobhan Davis, WakeMed injury prevention representative and coordinator of Safe Kids Wake County. “Preventable injuries are the number one killer of children ages 14 and under in the U.S. By working together with medical professionals, law enforcement, fire and rescue providers, educators, policymakers, and businesses, we can help save a life or prevent an injury by educating parents and caregivers to take the necessary steps to protect children.”
Regular meetings of Safe Kids Wake County are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 1 pm at the William F. Andrews Conference Center for Medical Education on the WakeMed Raleigh Campus. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call (919) 350-8364 or visit www.safekids.org.
About WakeMed Health & Hospitals
WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a private, not-for-profit health care organization based in Raleigh, N.C. The 870-bed system comprises a network of health care facilities throughout Wake and Johnston Counties. Centers of excellence include cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, physical rehab, emergency and trauma, orthopedics, neurosciences, home care and numerous wellness and community outreach programs. WakeMed’s team of 7,750 employees, 1,000 volunteers and more than 1,000 affiliated physicians serve the residents of North Carolina using the most advanced technologies to ensure the finest in health care. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.