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HMWR Hospital Offers Safe Sitter® Program
05/07/2008

CLEBURNE, Texas – While a comprehensive training manual has yet to be invented for parents, a training manual is available to teenagers ages 11 to 13 who are interested in babysitting to earn extra money. Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital (HMWR) is offering Safe Sitter® classes this summer to teach adolescent babysitters how to handle crisis, how to keep their charges secure, and how to nurture and guide a young child.

“Babysitting is a huge responsibility,” said Marvin Cloud, certified Safe Sitter® instructor and coordinator of clinical nursing at HMWR. “This course helps the babysitters understand what is involved and how to handle most situations, and parents can feel confident that their babysitter has been properly trained.”

The course includes basic first-aid, rescue skills, behavioral management techniques, how to handle emergencies when they arise.

The 6 ½-hour classes will be taught by a certified Safe Sitter® instructor on Saturday, May 17, with additional classes throughout the summer. There is a $49 cost to cover the materials and class sizes are limited. To register, call 1-888-4-HARRIS.

About Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital
Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital is affiliated with Texas Health Resources and is a full-service, 137-bed acute care hospital with more than 50 physicians on the medical staff. Honors bestowed on Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital include:

  • Received the Texas Health Care Quality Improvement Award from TMF in 2005 and 2006
  • Received the highest level of accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for 2004-2007
  • 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award
  • 2007 Premier Award for Quality for Heart Failure

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR’s family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.

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