CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial Helping All Children Safely Get To School

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Whether your children walk, bike or ride to school, their safety is paramount. CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial is partnering with Kmart in Lufkin to sponsor a Child Safety and Injury Prevention Fair on Saturday, September 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 The hospital is uniting several community groups and organizations in an effort to help get our children to school safely.

 The block party-style safety event will be fun for everyone, and the CHI St. Luke’s Health encourages families of all ages to attend.

 CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial will have an education booth providing lifesaving information from the Emergency department, Diabetes Education Center, Heart & Stroke department and Women Services department. Free Body Mass Index (BMI) and Blood Pressure checks will also be available.

 Lufkin ISD Transportation will have school bus safety tours on-site and the City of Lufkin will have school zone crossing maps available.

 Several law enforcement agencies will be on hand to answer any questions. They will provide bicycle and car seat safety checks and information about sidewalk and traffic safety.

 Lufkin Fire and Rescue along with local emergency medical services, Texas Department of Transportation, Lufkin Community Partners, Harold’s House, Family Crisis Center of East Texas, Texas Game Warden, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Bricks 4 Kidz and the Chick Fil A cow mascot will also be there.

 There will be a drawing for a free bike along with other prizes, games and free giveaways.

 For more information about the Child Safety and Injury Prevention Fair, contact Tina Alexander-Sellers at talexandersellers@memorialhealth.org or call 936-634-8111.

About CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial

Memorial provides more than a quarter of a million patient services each year and has a longstanding history of providing quality, innovative health care in East Texas.

 With hospitals in Lufkin, Livingston, San Augustine and Memorial Specialty – the area’s only long-term acute care hospital – CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial provides millions of dollars in charity care and community support each year.  Our mission is to nurture the healing ministry of the Church, supported by education and research.  Fidelity to the Gospel urges us to emphasize human dignity and social justice as we create healthier communities.

 Memorial offers a wide array of services, including the area’s first dedicated heart and stroke care facility and radiation oncology at the Temple Cancer Center. It is also known for the area’s only comprehensive diabetes, heart and stroke education center. Other specialty areas include imaging, orthopedic care, women’s services, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, homecare, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, kidney & diabetes treatment, sleep disorders treatment and express lab.

 About Catholic Health Initiatives

Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit, faith-based health system formed in 1996 through the consolidation of four Catholic health systems, expresses its mission each day by creating and nurturing healthy communities in the hundreds of sites across the nation where it provides care. One of the nation’s largest health systems, Englewood, Colo.-based CHI operates in 19 states and comprises 105 hospitals, including four academic health centers and major teaching hospitals and 30 critical-access facilities; community health-services organizations; accredited nursing colleges; home-health agencies; and other facilities that span the inpatient and outpatient continuum of care.

In fiscal year 2014, CHI provided $910 million in charity care and community benefit – a nearly 20% increase over the previous year – for programs and services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. Charity care and community benefit totaled more than $1.7 billion with the inclusion of the unpaid costs of Medicare. The health system, which generated revenues of almost $13.9 billion in fiscal year 2014, has total assets of $21.8 billion. Learn more at www.catholichealthinitiatives.com.

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