FHN Offering Additional Safe Sitter® Class for Teens April 27

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Due to overwhelming demand for the March session of the Safe Sitter® class, FHN has scheduled additional classes in the next few months. Students in grades 6 – 8 can learn the babysitting basics – including first aid and rescue skills – in this class.

Safe Sitter® Essentials teaches child care skills, safety skills, and first aid and rescue skills as well as life and business skills. The instructor-led class features games and role-playing exercises, and students will use manikins to practice rescue skills. Registration is open for the next class, set for 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.

The full-day course is $45, which includes a Safe Sitter Essentials Student Handbook and completion card. Financial assistance is available for eligible students; call 815-599-6707 for more information and to determine eligibility. Students may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch at Café FHN.

Additional sessions of this popular class are scheduled for Monday, June 10 and Saturday, June 29. For more information or to register for Safe Sitter Essentials, visit www.fhn.org/safesitter.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 20 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational health services, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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