Submitted by Gordon Hospital
Gordon Hospital officials were thrilled to receive several infant car seats recently thanks to a program through the Gordon County Probate Court.
According to Tim Bockholt with Supervision Services Inc., the company which monitors misdemeanor probation cases in Gordon County, the program originated in Floyd County through its probate court. However, it was recently expanded to Gordon County thanks to Probate Court Judge Richie Parker.
“The program offers offenders the choice to purchase infant and child car safety seats in lieu of performing community service,” Bockholt explained. “The dollar amount spent on the car safety seats must equal the hours of community service ordered by the court at the minimum wage rate.”
The car safety seats received through the program are donated to various local agencies, including The Baby Place at Gordon Hospital.
“We occasionally have families who have their babies delivered here that are unable to afford an infant car safety seat,” says Reatha Clary, director of The Baby Place, Gordon Hospital’s obstetrics unit. “It is so nice to have some on hand for when that need arises.”
Gordon Hospital’s Chief Nursing Officer Amy Jordon agreed.
“This donation is such a blessing,” she said. “We cannot thank Supervision Services Inc. or the Gordon County Probate Court enough for including us as a program recipient.”