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Marian Regional Medical Center to Host ‘Car Seat Rodeo’ to Educate Community on Proper Installation of Safety Seats


Marian has partnered with the California Highway Patrol, Car Seat 101, and First5 to ensure children are safe while traveling in a car

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SANTA MARIA, CA – November 14, 2019 – A staggering percentage of car seats are not installed correctly. Being educated about the proper way to buckle up and taking that precaution is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself and your passengers. That is why Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC) is hosting the free Car Seat Rodeo this Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. across from the MRMC Outpatient entrance at 1400 East Church Street, Santa Maria.  

Children under two years of age are required to ride in a rear facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds, or is 40 or more inches tall. Additionally, children need to use a booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4’9” tall. The child should be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the car seat. The Car Seat Rodeo will emphasize the importance of knowing the law, and ensuring all children riding in a car are properly secured.  

Car seat experts will be available at the event to inspect individual safety seats and explain proper installation. Join us at the Car Seat Rodeo to ensure your child’s seat is secured and used properly.

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About Marian Regional Medical Center
Marian Regional Medical Center is a technologically advanced, 191-bed facility that provides safe, quality care and has been a recipient of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. Marian is designated a STEMI Receiving Center in Santa Barbara County, and is designated a Level III Trauma Center by Santa Barbara County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency. The facility has achieved prestigious designation as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for advanced, comprehensive care for stroke patients. Our cancer care program is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, and is one of only three programs between Los Angeles and San Francisco to receive an Outstanding Achievement Award. The campus houses a comprehensive perinatology/ neonatology program, providing specialized care to the tiniest of patients. Marian is a member of Dignity Health Central Coast, an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services, including primary care offices, premier surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories, imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.

 

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