The New Life Pregnancy Center in Wickenburg recently received a donation of two new infant car seats from Wickenburg Community Hospital. The Wickenburg office is one of 17 centers across the state providing free pregnancy related services such as pregnancy testing, counseling, parenting classes and material needs such as clothing, formula and diapers.
The donation was made possible through the hospital’s Child Restrain Program managed by Tammy Olk, RN, Emergency Department Supervisor. The program is primarily set up to replace restraint devises that were involved in an accident.
“Children and infants properly restrained in an automobile often survive horrific accidents with little or no injuries,” said Olk.
Once a “car seat” is involved in a serious accident it must be replaced to assure that all safety mechanisms are still intact. WCH replaces the car seats at no cost to the family; however is not responsible for installing it. The adult family member must sign a form releasing WCH and the emergency department staff from any liability associated with the incorrect installment. Tthe adult family member is also given guidelines as to the type of restrain needed for the size of the child.
Presenting the car seats to Leslie Morrison, Director of the Wickenburg Center is Peter Stachowicz, Director of Ambulatory Services.