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Nov. 26, 2014 - Car Seat Check Happening At USA Children's & Women's Hospital on Dec. 3

A car seat safety check event will happen in front of USA Children's & Women's Hospital (CW) from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The checks are offered to the public at no charge.

Earlier this year, several of CW's nurses earned their national certification from the National Child Passenger Safety Board as car seat safety technicians, and those nurses will be available to check car seats that day.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 90 people die in vehicle accidents each day. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children, the NHTSA reports.

The car seat checks will be administered in the MOM Care parking lot in front of the hospital (near Mobile Infirmary). For more information, call (251) 415-1000.

About USA Children's & Women's Hospital

The University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital is among a handful of freestanding hospitals in the United States dedicated specifically to the health care needs of children and women. USACWH health care professionals are uniquely qualified and equipped to provide a wide range of therapeutic and surgical services for children and women, be it life-threatening illness, traumatic injury, premature birth or high-risk obstetrical and gynecological needs.

USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is the Mobile area’s leading provider of health services for newborn babies and their mothers. The Labor & Delivery Unit successfully delivers more than 2,800 babies each year, an average of five to 15 babies each day, which is twice as many births as any other hospital in Mobile. The unit also features 15 private birthing suites promoting family-centered care and three operating rooms for cesarean section deliveries and other obstetric procedures.

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