PAL Pediatricians Partner with YMCA to Prevent Drowning

This month pediatric practice locations of Physician Associates (PAL) started providing new parents with information about the YMCA of Central Florida’s Safe Start drowning prevention program for infants and toddlers.

This month pediatric practice locations of Physician Associates (PAL) started providing new parents with information about the YMCA of Central Florida’s Safe Start drowning prevention program for infants and toddlers.
 
Since 1999, more than 13,400 local children have learned Safe Start techniques, which teach those as young as six months to hold their breath under water, turn onto their backs and float unassisted if they accidentally fall into water. 
 
Drowning is the No. 1 killer of children under age five in Florida, and experts believe the best way to connect parents with Safe Start is through their pediatricians.
 
Included in the Arnold Palmer Hospital Safe Start kits are patient brochures, a DVD of the co-branded video, posters for exam rooms and banners for larger practices. The goal is to discuss with parents the benefits of enrolling in the Safe Start drowning prevention program during infant and toddler well visits.
 
 
This is what we can accomplish when we work toward a shared goal of excellence. That’s who we are. It’s a part of our culture, a culture built by generations of Orlando Health team members since 1918.

July 24, 2015