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CTMC to host one of many FREE upcoming area car seat inspections

SAN MARCOS, TX – There will be several opportunities throughout the rest of May to have your child’s car 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 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service is free, but participants are encouraged to call (512) 393-5567 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.

“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:
May 16, 2013 – Lockhart EMS Station; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1914 W. San Antonio St., Lockhart, TX 78644 – (512) 336-3423
May 21, 2013 – Plug & Play; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
13343 No. Hwy. 183, Austin, TX 78750 – (512) 336-3423
May 22, 2013 – Marble Falls EMS Station; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
609 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls, TX 78654 – (830) 693-7277
May 23, 2013 – Leander Central Fire Station; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
201 Brushy St. No., Leander, TX 78641 – (512) 259-9010
The outreach is sponsored by Texans in Motion and Scott & White Healthcare’s Injury Prevention Program. For more information  512.336.3423 (Se Habla Español).
About CTMC
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 and again in 2011, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County.  In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. 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, AHS  has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS  supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.

Rachel Nelson 512.753.3616