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Summer Safety Education Event

(O’FALLON, IL) – On Saturday, June 29, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, in partnership with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and the O’Fallon Public Library, is hosting a free Summer Safety education event. The event will take place from 10-11 a.m. in the Community Room at the O’Fallon Library at 120 Civic Plaza, O’Fallon and is open to the public.

Event participants will learn the latest recommendations on how to keep their kids safe this summer from common accidents and injuries such as concussions, swimming accidents, bike safety, drowning, heat illness and more. Plus, guests will have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A session with our expert SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Emergency Department pediatrician Dr. Khang Nguyen.

“I am pleased to be able to offer this important education to area parents and families,” said Dr. Nguyen. “Summer is an exciting time for children, but there is also an increased risk of accidents and injury as children have more time for leisure activities. As parents and caregivers, it not only is important to be aware of common risks, but also to know how to prevent these events from occurring and how to properly respond if something does happen.”

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) by the Illinois Department of Public Health and proudly partners with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital to bring nationally recognized pediatric care to the Metro-East region. Through this partnership, Cardinal Glennon board certified physicians are available in St. Elizabeth’s emergency department and newborn nursery 24/7 to provide expert care to patients under 18 years of age.

RSVPs for the Summer Safety Event are required. To RSVP to attend the event, visit www.ofpl.info/summersafety or learn more about summer safety at https://www.cdc.gov/family/kids/summer/.

The HSHS Southern Illinois Division is comprised of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

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About Hospital Sisters Health System

Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.

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