News release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
6/5/2017 12:00:00 AM EASTERN
Updated: 6/5/2017 1:28:36 PM EASTERN
For more information, contact Laura Shea.
Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Emergency Department Provided Free Bike Helmets

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center’s Emergency Department staff are defending our children’s tomorrow by helping ensure their safety.  Staff spear-headed a free bike helmet event on May 30, 2017, where approximately 70 children were properly fitted in a brand new helmet by event volunteers.  Representatives from the Claxton-Hepburn Emergency Department and various other Medical Center staff, the St. Lawrence Traffic Safety Council, Dr. Michael Seidman, Fidelis Care, and the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department were on hand fitting helmets, providing bike safety and maintenance demonstrations, free back packs, child identification, and traffic safety education and information.  Thanks to generous donations from Fidelis Care and the Medical Center’s Foundation, 75 brand new helmets were purchased for the event.  Shown in the photo measuring children’s heads are emergency department staff Registered Nurses Shayna Dychtiar and Brittany Wilson.