Jonesboro, Ark. – NEA Baptist Pediatric Clinic will host a free water safety event on Saturday, June 4 at the NEA Baptist Wellness Center on Phillips Drive in Jonesboro from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
The event is called SPLASH which stands for Safety and Prevention Leaves All Swimmers Happy. According to the CDC, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death behind motor vehicle crashes in children 1-14 years old. Arkansas ranks 8th in the nation in drowning deaths per year.
This free event is created with the ultimate goal of educating children and parents about proper water safety strategies as well as some basic techniques if a child finds themselves in a life-threatening situation.
Some of the education will include proper flotation devices and fitment, how to institute a water watcher program, hands only CPR, and basic water treading maneuvers. The event is free to attend, and the first 75 children in attendance will receive a gift!
Along with the education, children will find games, water slides, and other fun activities while attending.
NEA Baptist Pediatric Clinic is a full-service pediatric clinic featuring two board certified pediatricians and two nurse practitioners who are regarded as the top pediatric providers in the region. Schedule an appointment by calling 870-936-7937and visit them at their new location, 4910 Medical Blvd adjacent to the NEA Baptist Health System campus on The Reserve at NEA. Currently accepting new patients and same-day sick appointments are available.
NEA Baptist Health System comprises NEA Baptist Clinic, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, and NEA Baptist Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care. The 228-bed hospital offers cancer care, heart care through the Heart Center, labor and delivery services through the hospital’s Women’s Center, as well as a number of inpatient and outpatient services, emergency care, and surgical services including weight loss surgery, neurology, respiratory care, and pulmonary rehabilitation. NEA Baptist Clinic’s over 110 physicians practice in more than 35 specialties and offer a wealth of services, from pediatrics to orthopedic services.
For more information about NEA Baptist, please call 870-936-1000 or visit http://www.neabaptist.com.
Press Release – NEA Baptist