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2017 Illinois Child Passenger Safety Week

Car Seat Check Event September 22, 2017

Certified Technicians will Check Car Seats and Warn against the Most Common Eight Installation Mistakes

Every day in America, too many children are riding in the wrong car seats or are riding completely unrestrained. To help combat the issue, Clay County Health Department and Clay County Hospital announced today it will conduct a car seat safety event during National Child Passenger Safety week September 17 - 23, 2017. Certified child passenger safety (CPS) technicians from the health department and hospital will be on hand on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clay County Health Department, 601 East 12th Street, Flora, to check car seats for proper installation and educate parents and caregivers on how to choose the correct car seats and install them properly in their vehicles. This event is one of 90 events in Illinois sponsored by AAA and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

“By attending the car seat event on September 22nd, parents and caregivers can be sure their kids are riding as safely as possible in their vehicle.” stated, Doris Lusk, Certified Child Safety Technician. The most common mistakes can present the biggest dangers according to CPS technicians. This year, Illinois events will focus on educating parents on the dangers of these eight (8) mistakes:

1. Turning the child forward facing too soon

2. Not adjusting the harness snugly against the child

3. Not securing the car seat in the vehicle properly

4. Forgetting to register the car seat for recall notifications

5. Having toys or other items unsecured in the vehicle

6. Not using the lower anchors/LATCH system as approved

7. Not using the top tether on a forward facing car seat

8. Moving to the next car seat or booster seat too soon

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible up to the top height or weight allowed by their particular seats. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing car seat, he/she is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and top tether. After outgrowing his or her car seat, the child should be placed in a booster seat.

While Illinois law states a child must be in an appropriate car seat or booster seat until their eighth birthday, most eight-year-old children are not tall enough for the seat belt to fit them correctly. These kids need to stay in a booster seat until they are taller—4’9” is the recommended height.

Remember: In Illinois, children are required to be in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8 and all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.

For more information on Child Passenger Safety visit http://www.nhtsa.gov or www.buckleupillinois.org.


Hospice Honors logoClay County Health Department Hospice Program makes the 2017 Hospice Honors Program List

The Hospice Honors is a landmark compilation of hospices providing the best patient and caregiver experience. Established by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, this prestigious annual review recognizes hospices that continuously provide the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. Hospice Honors acknowledges high performing agencies by analyzing performance of Hospice CAHPS quality measures. The awards are an exclusive recognition for hospices that have selected Deyta as their hospice survey partner.


Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an evaluation period of October 2015 through September 2016. In order to receive the award, hospices must be currently partnering with Deyta Analytics and must have had at least one complete* survey returned in each quarter of the evaluation period. Deyta Analytics identified award recipients by evaluating performance on a set of twentyfour quality indicator measures. Individual hospice performance scores were aggregated from all surveys with a final survey status of complete for the evaluation period and were compared on a questionbyquestion basis to a national performance score calculated from all partnering hospices contained in Deyta Analytics’ Hospice CAHPS database.

Read More at http://www.healthcarefirst.com/hospice-honors/  


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