Wilcox Memorial Hospital is partnering with several community organizations to present the 2015 Kaua‘i Keiki Bike & Safety Day, a free safety education event for kids and families, on Saturday, May 2, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Wilcox Memorial Hospital.

Keiki ages 5-10 are invited to collect stamps in their Bike & Safety Passport to use to enter a free drawing for a new bike or skateboard. A variety of safety education and activity stations will be offered including:
Helmet fit station, where Wilcox will be fitting and giving away 300 free helmets to keiki ages 5-10
Bike and skateboard safety inspection stations, where Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana and Kaua‘i Cycle will inspect bikes and skateboards to make sure they are running well
Bicycle skills enhancement course conducted by Kaua‘i Path
Skateboard skills enhancement course, where Kaua‘i Skate ‘Ohana will give tips and demonstrations on skateboard skills and proper use of safety gear
Car seat safety inspection by Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children and Kaua‘i Police Department
American Medical Response-guided ambulance tours

There will also be activity booths and giveaways from community organizations such as Hawai‘i Life Flight, Sports Authority and Kaua‘i Community Federal Credit Union.

Registration is required for this event and is available online at wilcoxhealth.org. For more information, call 245-1198.

About Wilcox Memorial Hospital
Founded in 1938, Wilcox Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit hospital dedicated to providing the Kaua‘i community with accessible, quality health care. Wilcox is the largest medical facility on Kaua‘i and has been recognized as one of the nation’s best small hospitals. It offers island residents and visitors 22 specialties with more than 180 physicians on staff and over 500 employees. It is a state-of-the art acute care facility with a full suite of services including emergency, OB/GYN, pediatrics, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, internal medicine, family practice, and urology. The hospital has 72 acute care beds, including seven intensive care beds, four birthing suites, 20 same-day surgery beds and a 20-bed emergency department. In 2014, the Joint Commission recognized Wilcox Memorial Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. In 2014, the American Heart Association recognized Wilcox in three areas of excellence: stroke (S) – gold award, heart failure (HF) – silver award, and atrial fibrillation (AFIB) – participating hospital. Healthgrades also named Wilcox among the top 10 percent in the nation for outstanding patient experience in 2014. Wilcox Memorial Hospital, together with Kaua‘i Medical Clinic and the Wilcox Health Foundation, is affiliated with Hawai‘i Pacific Health, the state’s largest health care provider. Learn more at wilcoxhealth.org