Calumet Medical Center offers safety day for children
07 / 16 / 2007
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
CHILTON, Wis.-Calumet Medical Center will sponsor a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day TM at the Calumet County Fairgrounds in Chilton on Tuesday, Aug. 14. Children age 8 to 12 are invited to learn about a variety of safety topics including: tractor safety, hidden hazards, drug awareness, healthy lifestyles, severe weather safety and many others.
Professionals from Fox Valley Technical College, Affinity Health System and local public safety departments will lead the workshop stations. “The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is a great opportunity for children of all backgrounds,” says Karin Wille, education and community service coordinator of Calumet Medical Center, “It’s not only educational, but the children also have a lot of fun.”
Space is limited to the first 150-paid registrations. The day will include lunch, snacks, a T-shirt, bandanna and take-home bag. Registration is $5 per child or $10 maximum per family. To request registration materials, please call Affinity NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.
This year, the St. Elizabeth Hospital Community Foundation is the main sponsor of the event, donating more than $4,000 for set-up cost, take-home bags and other expenses.
This is Calumet Medical Center’s sixth year hosting the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day. Progressive Farmer magazine founded the program in 1995, with the mission to provide the resources that local communities need to conduct one-day safety programs that are age-appropriate, hands-on, fun, and safe for children.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.