Texas Health Kaufman Provides Bike Helmets to Local Children 12/07/2009
KAUFMAN, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman recently partnered with Texas Medical Association to provide free bike helmets to local children.
The helmets were given away as part of “Hard hats for little heads,” a program to promote exercise, and teach parents and children about the importance of wearing a helmet when bicycling or participating in other activities, like skateboarding or roller skating, that carry the risk of serious falls. Donations from Blue Cross Blue Shield and Prudential Financial Services made the event possible.
“Safety helmets are an easy way to prevent potentially serious injuries,” said Pat Jackson, community representative for Texas Health Kaufman. “We’re delighted that so many families took advantage of the program.”
The helmet giveaway was part of Texas Health Kaufman’s community outreach efforts during the recent Kaufman Scarecrow Festival. More than 300 helmets were given away to children 6 to 12 years old.
About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is a 91-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Kaufman and Henderson counties and the southern part of Dallas County since 1979. The hospital's services include women’s services, wound care, diagnostic imaging, cardiac rehabilitation and pain management services. Texas Health Kaufman, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, was recently recognized with the Pathway to Excellence hospital designation for distinction in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Kaufman.