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PI:IO'I 1 9 ! - Thursday, September 10, 2009 Tri-Coun News • Kimball, MN Buffalo Hospital adding .......... Sgt Kathy P . eders@n Stolen. new Birth Center ..... machinery Buffalo Hospital is taking mater- ilylounges, including play areas for School bus safety rules recovered Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 4:26 p.m., nity care to another level! In just a siblings and space for the hospi- the Meeker County Sheriff's Office few weeks, the hospital will begin tal's lactation specialists to counsel construction to add a second story breastfeeding mothers. to make room for our new Birth "The expanded Level II Nuts- Center. With this expansion, the ely will offer the necessary accom- Buffalo Hospital Birth Center will modations to provide specialty care not only double in size, but our to a greater number of premature patients and their families will babies," says Cindy Oquist, Birth immediately notice many impres- Center manager. "Providing this sive upgrades and new amenities, level of specialty care allows mom Spacious delivery rooms, post and baby to stay together right here partum rooms and inviting ram- at home." ily areas will give the Birth Cen- Your gift can help ter an ambience similar to what The new Birth Center is a you would find in a luxury hotel. $7.1-million investment in our Other post partum room upgrades community. Allina Hospitals & include a comfortable soaking tub, Clinics committed $6.1 million to flat-screen T~, refrigerator, rocker, build the new Birth Center. Buffalo pull-out sleeper for a more comfort- Hospital Foundation is raising the able experience for dad and plenty remaining $1 million. of room for families to gather and "We are baby steps away from celebrate, reaching our goal, with more than "We've always been known for $700,000 in gifts to date," says Karla outstanding care provided by our Heeter, executive director, Buffalo doctors, nurses and support staff. Hospital Foundation. "The support The time has come to elevate the has been amazing, including gifts quality, of our physical environ- of $225,000 from Buffalo Clinic, ment to meet the quality of the RA., $150,000 from Buffalo Hospi- medical experience at Buffalo Hos- tal employees, $75,000 from Min- pital," says Jennifer Nelson, Buffalo nesota Neonatal Physicians, PA. Hospital president, and nearly $50,000 from the Buffalo When the new Birth Center Hospital Board of Trustees, Foun- opens in the spring of 2010, it will dation Board and hospital volun- offer an expanded Level II Nursery teers and more than $100,000 from for babies born prematurely, two community members who care spacious and accommodating fam- about Buffalo Hospital." Architectural renderings show how Buffalo Hospital will look from Highway 2.5 when a second story is added to make room for a new Ilirth Gonter, ubmitted photo, Dear Trooper Kathy: Could you please remind everyone of the school bus safety rules? Trooper Kathy Says: Sure. This is an easy one. and this is a good time of year to remind folks of our school bus safety rules. In Minnesota, school buses make at least 10,000 school bus trips daily, and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest mode of transportation for children - children are eight times safer riding in abus to school than any other vehicles. "Slow down, pay attention and anticipate pedestrians, especially in crosswalks and around school buses," says Lt. Meagher of the Minnesota State Patrol. "Driving aware is the simplest thing motor- ists can do to prevent a crash." School children: • Be aware of the "danger zone" - the area around a bus where most injuries and deaths occur. More children are killed outside of a school bus than as bus occu- pants. • When getting off a bus, look to be sure no cars are passing on the shoulder (side of the road). • Before crossing the street, take five "giant steps" out from the front of the bus, or until the driv- er's face can be seen. • Wait for the driver to signal received a request for assistance that it's safe to cross. • Look - left-right-left whenfrom the Willmar Police Depart- coming to the edge of the bus to ment. The Willmar Police Depart- ment indicated that July 26, they make sure traffic is stopped. Keep watching trafficwhencrossing,took a complaint from a person Motorists: reporting the theft of a 6X9 utility • Motorists must stop at least 20 trailer, a John Deere (brand) lawn feet from a school bus that is dis- tractor and a Hardi (brand) garden playing red flashing lights or stop sprayer. Total value of the three arm when approaching from theitems was $9,100. The Sheriff's rear and from the opposite direc- Office then received a tip that the tion on undivided roads, stolen property was located at an • Red flashing lights on buses address in Forest City Township. indicates students are either enter- The Sheriff's Office then made contact with the landowner who ing or exiting the bus. indicated that one of his hired • Motorists are not required to stop for a bus if the bus is on the hands discovered the missing opposite side of a separated road- property hidden behind a grove way- but they should remain alert of trees located on his property. The hired hand called the local for children. • Watch for pedestrian traffic John Deere dealership with the serial number of the John Deere and prepare to stop if a pedestrian is approaching the intersection, lawn tractor. The dealership determined it was listed as stolen • Stop for pedestrians in cross- within their files and contacted walks. • Remember, the law applies to the Willmar Police, who in turn both intersections with marked requested assistance from the and unmarked crosswalks. Meeker County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office confirmed If you have any questions and recovered all three of the regarding traffic safety and/or reported stolen items and took the traffic laws, please e-mail her at .property to the Meeker County Sgt. Pederson will not offer advice Impound. on specific situations or real The Willmar Police and the events, which involve law enforce- Meeker County Sheriff's Office are continuing the investigation of the ment. theft and subsequent recovery of the property. Alzheimer's Inservice/Education Alzheimer's Inservice/Educa- be presenting it. 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