Congratulations to the numerous students who completed the recent Veterans Memorial Hospital Baby-sitting class. The class, which was held on Saturday, April 13, was instructed by Corinne Cook, RN, and consisted of teaching the qualities of being a good baby-sitter including basic child care, accident prevention and first aid. These new baby-sitters learned CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and the Heimlach Maneuver, to be used in the case of a choking infant or child, and also learned about fire safety.

The students who completed the Veterans Memorial Hospital Baby-sitting seminar included Reagan Lubahn, Emma Retallick, Joslyn Moose, Lauren Kelly, Jack O’Neill, Emma O’Neill, Ella Livingston, Makenzie Livingston, Gus Benjegerdes, Leah Schnitzler, Hannah Cooper, Katie Lloyd, Cashton Lloyd, Kelsey Hennessy, Ashley Hennessy, Adelle Clarke, Laryn Bulman, Claire Johnson, Marina Kaeser, Jenna Goltz, Brooklyn Ottaway, Parker Leppert, Carter Seitz, Trinity Protsman, Makenna Kurth, Isabelle Mettille, Kylie Strittmater, Breelyn Dahlstrom,  Devon Meyer, Layla Landt and Reegan Benzing.         

 Due to the overwhelming interest in this last babysitting class, Veterans Memorial Hospital will offer another class on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 - Noon.  The class will be held in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.  

            Intended participants are individuals 10 years of age and older who are responsible for their own care after school until their parents come home from work, and individuals who care for other children in or outside of their own home. Girls are not the sole baby-sitters in this society. Boys are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

            Topics to be covered include fire and personal safety, accident prevention and emergency actions, nutritious snacks and basic care of children.

            Cost for the seminar is $10. Pre-registration is required by May 29 as seats are limited. Only the first 30 registrants will be accepted for the class.   

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Please contact Corinne Cook, RN, instructor, at 568-3411 for more information.

Veterans Memorial Hospital


40 First St SE

Waukon, IA  52172

Veterans Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital located in Waukon, a rural community in the very northeast corner of Iowa.