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Safe Sitter Classes Offered

Safe Sitter Classes Offered

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Maraline Kubik
Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley (330) 729.3805 makubik@mercy.com

Safe Sitter Classes Offered

May 31, 2019 (YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio) Knowing what to do in an emergency while caring for young children is crucial, but not all sitters are prepared.

Safe Sitter courses equip girls and boys entering grade six or higher with the information and skills all sitters should have: basic First Aid, rescue breathing, accident prevention, childcare tips, what to do if a child chokes, and how and when to call for help.

The daylong course will be offered on six different occasions throughout the summer through the support of Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley.

At St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, Safe Sitter courses will take place 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 18, July 16 and July 30. The course will take place June 25, July 23 and Aug. 6 at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

Cost for the course is $30 per student. Scholarships are also provided through Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley for children from families who cannot pay. Class size is limited and registration is required. Call 330-480-3070.

For information on how to support this or other programs that improve the health of Mahoning Valley residents and ensure access to anyone in need, call Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley at 330- 729-1180.

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About Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and Mercy Health Youngstown

Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley is the philanthropic arm of Mercy Health Youngstown, an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley. It encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the five largest Catholic health systems in the United States. Mercy Health Youngstown provides a full spectrum of healthcare services: acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in patient-centered medical homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care. Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley supports a myriad of in-patient, out- patient and preventative services while eliminating barriers to care and ensuring access to anyone in need. Learn more at www.foundation.mercy.com/youngstown.


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