Texas Children's Hospital West Campus to sponsor KATY Aquatics free water safety event

HOUSTON - (April 26, 2013) - Texas Children's Hospital West Campus - Houston's first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children and the only 24/7 dedicated pediatric emergency center in the west Houston community - is sponsoring an educational water safety event hosted by KATY Aquatics on Saturday, May 4. The free Make A Splash event will take place at Cinco Ranch High School Natatorium from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information about Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, please visit westcampus.texaschildrens.org.

Opening remarks from W.A. Meyers, Fort Bend county commissioner of Pct.3, will stress the importance of staying safe around water and how drowning can be prevented. In an effort to reduce youth drowning, a number of educational, interactive demonstrations are available for children of all ages and their families. The demonstrations include: free swim lessons/stroke school with certified swim instructors, proper lifejacket instructions, water rescue techniques, a CPR station, health fair, kayak rides, a meet and greet with the Skeeter's baseball mascot and Chick-Fil-A cow, and more.

The event will also feature representatives from the U.S. Army Corps, American Red Cross, Willowfork Fire Rescue and many other national and local vendors who will illustrate various types of water safety equipment.

Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is proud to support KATY Aquatics' vision of promoting water safety skills to the community as a whole.

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

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