UMC is proud to announce that we have been recognized by Safe Kids Worldwide as a designated center. We are the only hospital in the region to be recognized as such and look forward to increasing our educational scope with this opportunity.
This designation provides us with access to a network of trauma coordinators, resources and possible funding to enable us to provide the community with even more educational events about kids injury prevention. Helping UMC lead pediatric trauma efforts in our region, it adds to our current kids safety prevention efforts which include car seats and burn prevention education.
“We are passionate about injury prevention, and we want to do whatever it takes to keep the children of our community safe in this way.”
-Joe Noah, UMC Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator
Trauma and Burn Services does not limit their outreach and education to Lubbock county, but travels to other counties in the surrounding area as well. This designation can increase the impact of this scope and benefit Lubbock and the greater South Plains communities.
About Safe Kids Worldwide:
Safe Kids Wordwide in the United States takes action to provide proven and practical ways to keep kids safe. They host safety events, conduct workshops in everything from schools to hospitals, advocate for effective legislation, and distribute safety devices such as car seats, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, helmets, and personal floatation devices. Just as important, they also teach parents, caregivers and children how to use these important resources correctly.
Safe Kids Lubbock is led by UMC, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
Check out our injury prevention and child safety posts, in collaboration with Safe Kids Worldwide on our social media outlets.
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