Health Notes

HEALTH NOTES

September 17, 2006

Child-seat check set for Tuesday

The Harford County Health Department will offer child safety seat inspections to Harford County residents from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 119 S. Hays St. in Bel Air.

Inspections are offered by appointment only from 9 a.m. to noon the first Wednesday of each month and 3 to 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month.

Health Department injury-prevention coordinator Kristen Tadkowski, a certified child passenger safety technician, will inspect and properly install infant seats, toddler seats, and booster seats and provide parents with guidelines on proper installation.

Information and appointments: 410-638-8424.

$1 million promised for cardiac lab

Upper Chesapeake Health has received a $1 million commitment to the Upper Chesapeake Health "We're Here for Life" capital campaign from Beatrice and the late R. Walter Ward.

The gift will be used for the new cardiac catheterization lab at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, which will be named in honor of the Wards.

The cardiac catheterization lab will offer digital diagnostic catheterization technology in the detection of heart disease.

"Like most families in this country, our family has been directly affected by cardiovascular disease," said Jennifer Ward Reynolds, daughter of Beatrice and R. Walter Ward. "My father, Walter, had his first heart attack when I was in college. Over the remaining 30 years of his life, he had bypass surgery, a stroke and suffered with diabetes.

"My father passed away over three years ago, and we were all appreciative of the excellent medical care he received," Reynolds said.

Upper Chesapeake Health joined with St. Joseph Medical Center's Heart Institute to establish clinical protocols and train staff for the lab.

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