Providing special services to our pediatric patients is important for our children and families. A healthy childhood provides a strong foundation for a healthy adult life and overall wellness for the families in our community.
Community Hospital Anderson provides pediatric services from the moment your little one is born until they are through high school. From our Peds and Teens department to our free car seat checks and Under the Weather sick child daycare, Community Anderson keeps children's health and wellness as a top priority.
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death and serious injury for children, ages 3-14. Many of these deaths could be prevented through the proper use of child safety seats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), proper use of a child safety seats can reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and by 54 percent for toddlers. However, as many parents know, installing car seats can be confusing. It's often difficult to tell if they are secured properly. According to a study conducted by NHTSA, seven out of 10 children are improperly restrained, which places them at risk in the event of a crash.
Community Anderson staff conduct free car seat checks on Mondays, by appointment only. Please call 765-298-5164 for more information.