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  • Free car seat checks and advice to be offered June 9

    06/04/2012 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    HARTFORD CITY – IU Health Blackford Hospital and Safe Kids of Blackford County urges parents to attend a free child car seat inspection clinic, 8am – noon, Saturday June 9 at Fincannon Ford in Hartford City. At the clinic, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will perform an inspection, by appointment. Technicians will also instruct parents and caregivers in the proper installation… Read More

  • Poison Center tips on Plant Safety

    06/01/2012 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    As spring and summer months arrive and plants are in full bloom. Do you know which plants in your home, garden and yard that can be poisonous? Plants are among the top ten agents that cause poisoning in young children under the age of six. Ten percent of all poison exposures happen in the spring and summer months. The Indiana Poison Center suggests the following: • Identify every plant in your… Read More

  • Free Car Seat Check May 5

    05/02/2012 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    HARTFORD CITY – IU Health Blackford Hospital and Safe Kids of Blackford County urges parents to attend a free child car seat inspection clinic, 8am – noon, Saturday May 5 at Fincannon Ford in Hartford City. At the clinic, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will perform an inspection, by appointment. Technicians will also instruct parents and caregivers in the proper installation… Read More

  • Health Fair scheduled for April 14

    04/02/2012 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    IU Health Blackford community health fair April 14. HARTFORD CITY--Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital is organizing their annual Community Health Fair 8 am - 12 pm, Saturday, April 14 at Northside Elementary School in Hartford City. The YMCA is also offering several Healthy Kids Day activities. Free blood glucose and cholesterol lipid profiles, blood pressure screenings and heart failure… Read More

  • Safe Sitter training offered over Christmas break

    12/12/2011 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    HARTFORD CITY – A Safe Sitter class for children ages 11-13, will be offered at IU Health Blackford Hospital 8 am-4 pm, Thursday December 29. The Safe Sitter class is a medically accurate program that teaches how to handle emergencies when caring for children. The class will cover safe and nurturing child care techniques, behavior management skills, and appropriate responses to medical emergencies.… Read More

  • Leading edge technology in Blackford County community

    11/02/2011 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    HARTFORD CITY--Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital has always strived to make technology a priority, most recently with significant upgrades in the area of radiology. “We are all aware of how rapidly technology changes,” said Steve West, president and CEO, IU Health Blackford Hospital. “Healthcare is perhaps the best illustration of how quickly technology advances and what… Read More

  • Free Women’s Health Education Programs Offered

    10/21/2011 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    HARTFORD CITY – Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital will offer free women’s health education programs on October 27 at 4 pm and November 9 at 7 pm. Topics to be covered include heart disease, metabolic syndrome and lifestyle guidelines. The October 27 program will be located at Blackford County YMCA and the November 9 program will be located at the Montpelier Civic Center. The… Read More

  • Free car seat checks offered this Fall

    09/19/2011 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    HARTFORD CITY -- Safe Kids of Blackford County urges parents to attend one of the upcoming child car seat inspection clinics that will be held locally. At these clinics, Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will perform the inspections, by appointment only. Technicians will also instruct parents and caregivers in the proper installation and setup of their own specific car seats in their own… Read More

  • Remember dangers of leaving children alone in cars

    08/02/2011 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    HARTFORD CITY -- At the mid-point of summer with hot temperatures throughout the country and more than 20 child deaths so far from hyperthermia, Safe Kids Blackford County reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in vehicles. According to a national survey done by the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety (ACTS) 45 percent of parents think it is “very unlikely” a child in their… Read More

  • Hospital employees help kick off Kindergarten Countdown program

    07/28/2011 | | IU Health Blackford Hospital

    HARTFORD CITY – Children in Delaware County and Blackford County this summer are getting a jump start on kindergarten thanks to a partnership aimed at helping at-risk children transition successfully into school. Indiana University Health Ball Memorial along with United Way of Delaware County as well as IU Health Blackford Hospital and the United Way of Blackford County have teamed up to… Read More

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