McLeod Seacoast to debut new medical helicopter during summer safety event | Community Spirit
From McLeod Health
On Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., McLeod Seacoast will host McLeod Air Reach Debut and Summer Safety to introduce the new McLeod Air Reach medical air transport helicopter. The ribbon-cutting ceremony for McLeod Air Reach will begin at 11 a.m.
In addition, there will be numerous hands-on health and safety events for all ages throughout the day. A sampling of the day’s activities includes tours of McLeod Seacoast, injury screenings, water and fire safety, children’s fingerprint kits, and plenty of giveaways.
There will also be a car seat safety check sponsored by Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal. As Ashley Costas, Injury Prevention Specialist for Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, explains, “Three out of four child safety seats are improperly installed.” Participants must have both child safety seat and child present. Expecting parents, please bring child safety seat.
Moreover, individuals are encouraged to bring their unused or expired medications for the Operation Medicine Drop sponsored by the City of North Myrtle Beach Police. Drugs are often left unsecured in cabinets and on counters in the home, and unintentional poisoning deaths and injuries are increasing nationwide. However, Operation Medicine Drop allows for safe disposal of unused or expired over-the-counter and prescription medications with local law enforcement.
All Summer Safety activities will take place in the west parking area of McLeod Seacoast, located on 4000 Highway 9 East, Little River, SC 29566.
For more information, call (843) 390-8100 or visit www.McLeodSeacoast.org.
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