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Posted on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 : 2:35 p.m.

Huron Valley Ambulance offering emergency camps for Ann Arbor area kids

By Tina Reed

Want your child to know home safety and lifesaving skills? Huron Valley Ambulance is hosting two free two-day camps this month.

Camp 9-1-1, designed for 8 to 12 year olds, features ambulance tours, learning CPR and a visit to a local emergency room. Paramedics and EMTs serve as the camp counselors.

The first camp will be held June 17-18 at Chelsea Community Hospital’s White Oak Center, 775 S. Main St. Chelsea. The second camp will be held June 24-25 at Huron Valley Ambulance, 1200 State Circle, Ann Arbor.

Registration is first come, first serve and is limited to 30 participants. For more information or to register, call Jason Trojan, Camp 9-1-1 Coordinator, at (734) 477-6781 or e-mail Registration forms are also available at

IHA given state health IT honor

An Ann Arbor area health provider received a state health information technology honor at the first Michigan HIT Leadership and Innovation Awards.

IHA has had an electronic medical records system for four years. According to a release, IHA uses the EMR as a tool to help IHA medical staff provide more efficient patient care.

“Health information technology has proven to be critical part of improving healthcare quality and decreasing costs,” MDCH Director Janet Olszewski said in a release.

Upcoming youth health fair

Packard Health is hosting its annual youth fair and block party this month.

The 2010 Youth Health Fair and Be Well Block Party will offer immunizations and other free health services, including free camp and sports physicals. There will be free health care for the first 250 children, and the first 200 children will receive free bike helmets.

It will be held Wednesday, June 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Packard Health, 3174 Packard Road.

For more information, call 734-971-1073 or e-mail

The event is sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

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