RMC Offers Summer Safe Sitter Class

Teens Learn About Responsible Babysitting

Riverside Medical Center (RMC) is offering a summer session of its Safe Sitter class, equipping teens with the necessary skills to be a babysitter.

The program runs for three consecutive days – July 23, 24 and 25 – from 8:45 a.m. to noon. at RMC’s Maasch Education Center. Teens will be required to attend all classes to receive certification.

The program, co-sponsored by Riverside Medical Center's Auxiliary, teaches injury prevention and treatment; CPR; basic child-care skills such as diapering and feeding; management of problem behavior; and the business side of babysitting, among other topics.

“Babysitting it serious business,” said Marci Reynolds, manager of Health and Wellness Department at RMC. “Teens need to know what they are getting into before they take on that first sitting job.”

The fee is $25 per child participant. Register the teen's name and put the name of the parent/guardian in the comment section, along with their daytime telephone number. Each teen must be registered separately. Checks can be made payable to RMC. To register, call (715) 258-1119, or register online at www.thedacare.org.

Riverside Medical Center is a 25-bed acute-care, critical access hospital located in Waupaca. Riverside Medical Center has previously been rated among the “100 Top Hospitals™” in the United States by Solucient, Inc. Riverside Medical Center was founded in 1955 and employs more than 300 people, making it one of the five largest employers in the area.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!