Hospital Offers Babysitting Training Course During Christmas Break

Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital is offering a Red Cross Babysitting Course on Friday, December 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the hospital. The class is designed for 11 to 15 year olds and prepares teens for babysitting.

“Our goal is to teach teens all of the skills they need to know to be a safe and responsible babysitter,” said Jennifer Hamman, AGH’s Babysitting Course Instructor and AHA Training Center Manager.

Topics covered in class include: caring for children and infants; infant and child CPR; being a good role model; making good decisions; keeping the children you baby-sit safe; handling emergencies such as injuries, illnesses & household accidents; and more. At the completion of the class, each student will receive a completion card.

The cost of this eight hour course is $55, which includes lunch and workbook. However, the Ascension Borgess Allegan Foundation has generously offered to provide a $25 scholarship to each child registered for this class, bringing the cost down to $30 per student.

Space is limited. Individuals can register online at or call AGH’s Community Events Line at (269) 686-4231.

Ascension Borgess Allegan Hospital is a community hospital that focuses on providing exceptional, compassionate and personalized healthcare to the community it serves. The hospital has been named three years in a row by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Allegan General provides a wide range of healthcare services, including bariatrics, surgery, sleep center, emergency, physical rehabilitation and mental health. For more information about the hospital, visit

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