The Medical Center is giving babies a healthy start in life thanks to a $23,712 grant from Kohl's Cares®. The grant helps fund The Medical Center's Newborn Care & Safety Class which teaches expectant parents, new parents and grandparents essential baby care skills.
The Newborn Care and Safety Class is one of the most important classes that expectant parents can take as they prepare for the birth of their child. The class allows expectant parents to feel more confident and comfortable caring for their newborn. During this free, hands-on class participants use baby dolls to practice swaddling and holding a newborn, diapering and giving the baby a bath. A variety of safety issues are addressed, and a CPR demonstration shows parents what to do in an emergency.
Participants of the class receive a free gift for attending. A drawing for a baby monitor is held at each class.
The class is offered at two locations: The Medical Center Health & Wellness Center and at the Fairview Community Health Center Annex. Register online or call (270) 796-2495 for more information.
In addition to the Newborn Care & Safety Class, there are numerous online resources related to infant care and safety. Check out these resources below:
- Water Safety
- Safety Check List
- Infants and Fever
- SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Safe Sleep
Kohl's commitment to Commonwealth Health Foundation and The Medical Center is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl's sells $5 books and plush toys where 100% of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $231 million through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl's Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl's has donated more than $63 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl's also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.