Last year 45% of births at the Thomas Brooks Birth Center were to Medicaid moms. A single mom, or even a struggling household may be having difficulty with all of the expenses of caring for a newborn. Sometimes they are not equipped to bring their babies home, but with your help, IHF is able to provide car seats for new mothers and families in need. By providing families with a car seat we are not only offsetting some of the costs for the parent but most importantly it keeps the child safe when it leaves the hospital.
In partnership with Safe Kids Northwest, Island Hospital provides Car Seat Safety Checks six times a year. Families can have their car seats checked by nationally trained car seat technicians who will check your seat for safety, make sure you are using it correctly, and show you how to properly install the seat in your car.