SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
– There will be several opportunities throughout May to have your child’s car seat and booster seat inspected at no cost by a certified technician. Here in San Marcos, the inspection will take place under the covered driveway at the Central Texas Medical Center Women’s Center on Tuesday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service is free, but participants should call (512) 336-3423
ahead of time to schedule an appointment.
During the inspections, technicians check existing car seats for manufacturer recalls. They also ensure that the seat is installed correctly. If it isn’t, the person is taught how to reinstall the car seat the right way. Every car seat is also evaluated to determine if it is appropriate for the age, height and weight of the child. A limited number of child safety seats are available to families in need.
“If the seat is not ‘good’ because of age, recall, or damage, or if they don’t have a seat at all or are an expecting mother, we provide the seats to them at no cost,” said Susan Youngblood, RN, Central Texas Medical Center’s Trauma Coordinator. “Of course, there is always education about car seat safety, applicable driving laws, safety recommendations, etc.”Additional regional inspections are as follows:
• Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Luling EMS Station, 685 S. Hackberry St. from 3-6 p.m. (830) 875-7038
• Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Baby Earth in Round Rock, 106 E. Old Settlers Blvd. (IH-35 Exit 254) from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (512) 600-7050
• Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Texas Army Nation Guard in Taylor, 1411 N. Main St. from 1-4 p.m. (512) 352-3910
The outreach is sponsored by Texans in Motion and Scott & White Healthcare’s Injury Prevention Program. For more information, call (512) 336-3423 (Se Habla Español).
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Today, Adventist Health System supports 45 campuses in 10 states and employs nearly 70,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more nearly 8,300 licensed beds, providing care for 4.5 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.