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Texas Health Stephenville to offer Safe SitterĀ® Program
06/15/2009

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — While a comprehensive training manual has yet to be invented for parents, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville offers a training manual to teenagers who are interested in babysitting to earn extra money during their extra time off school this summer.

Texas Health Stephenville is offering Safe Sitter® classes throughout this summer to teach adolescent babysitters how to a handle crisis, how to keep their charges secure, CPR and care of a choking child, and other child care essentials.

“Babysitting is a huge responsibility,” said Jennifer McMeens, certified Safe Sitter® instructor and clinical educator at Texas Health Stephenville. “This course helps the babysitters understand what is involved and how to handle most situations, and parents can feel confident that their babysitter has been received proper training.”

Teens from 11 to 13 will be taught by a certified Safe Sitter® instructor on June 15, July 6 and July 17. Classes run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a $40 cost to cover the materials and classes are limited to 12 students. To register, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

Classes are also available by appointment for groups such as Sunday school classes and Girl Scouts.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville is a 98-bed acute care, full-service facility serving Erath and surrounding counties since 1926. The hospital's services include inpatient and outpatient surgery, women’s services, advanced diagnostic imaging, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and wound care. Texas Health Stephenville, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized as a Nurse-Friendly Hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Stephenville.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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