In 2013, the top three most common injuries to children admitted to Mercy's Trauma Center were falls, burns and motor vehicle accidents.
With three full-time hospital-based injury prevention coordinators, Mercy leads the region in providing injury prevention education. Our Mercy Injury Prevention Center is dedicated to reducing the number of injuries by providing education to families throughout the region.
Mercy is also the proud leader of Safe Kids Springfield. Our dedicated staff travel to area schools, public events and other venues to provide education on topics such as bicycle safety, burn and fire safety, child passenger safety, ATV safety, home safety and motor vehicle/driving safety. Drunken-driving docudramas and mock car crashes are included in the curriculum.
For more information or to inquire about injury prevention education, please call the safety hotline at 417-820-SAFE (7233) or email MercyInjuryPreventionOffice@Mercy.net.