Fire district, Mountain Vista Medical Center holding free water safety, CPR seminar July 18

Did you know that drowning has claimed 18 Arizonans’ lives this year alone, according to the Children Safety Zone? What’s even more startling is that drowning is the leading cause of death in Arizona among children between the ages of 1 and 4, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

That’s why Mountain Vista Medical Center, a full-service hospital  at 1301 S. Crismon Road in Mesa, will join forces with the Superstition Fire and Medical Department for a Water Safety and CPR Seminar for Kids and Adults at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, according to a press release.

The class will offer a hands-on CPR demonstration to help parents, grandparents, and even babysitters understand how to keep loved ones safe during the summer months.

Although it’s a non-certified CPR class, participants will learn important tips for staying safe around the water and how to properly administer CPR, which could ultimately save a life.

To register for this FREE class, visit www.mvmedicalcenter.com/events-classes. Spots are limited, so participants are encouraged to RSVP soon.

Mountain Vista Medical Center, part of IASIS Healthcare, is a 178-bed, full-service hospital, with all-private rooms and advanced medical technology. The hospital is accredited as a Primary Stroke Center and a Level III Trauma Center. It also features a Chest Pain Center and Cardiac Receiving Center.  Mountain Vista Medical Center is just north of U.S. 60 at Crismon Road and Southern Avenue. For more information, visit www.mvmedicalcenter.com or call 1-877-924-WELL (9355). Find Mountain Vista Medical Center on Facebook and follow the hospital on Twitter.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.