Youngsters don red to spotlight heart disease in women
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point officials applauded children from “Kids at the Point,” its own on-campus child daycare center. The youths and staff donned red for national “Wear Red Day” during National Heart Month festivities. REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER BAYONET POINT
Suncoast News staff report
Published: February 26, 2014
Updated: February 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM
HUDSON — Children from Kids at the Point, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's on-campus child day care center, donned red Feb. 7 for National Wear Red Day. The American Heart Association created National Wear Red Day to spotlight heart disease as the number-one killer of women in the United States. Kids at the Point is celebrating 16 years of service to the hospital's staff, physicians, and the community. Originally designed as a child care center for the children of staff and physicians, Kids at the Point is open to the community. About half of the 100 children enrolled are the offspring of families in the community, hospital spokesman Kurt Conover explained.
Child care is provided for youths who range in age from six weeks through Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten. In fact, there are three VPK classes, Conover said. Kids at the Point offers advantages, such as the same VPK provider for the last eight years, with a 98 percent rating. Early childhood credentialed teachers also know CPR and first aid training. Children who are 4 years old are eligible for free, three-hour per day pre-kindergarten. Kids at the Point is on the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point campus, which is home of the Heart Institute and a Level II trauma center. For more information contact Cinnamon or LuAnn at (727) 861-5145(727) 861-5145.