Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary Whale Program

The Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary is pleased to bring the WHALE Program to the Lewis County community.  The WHALE Program (We Have A Little Emergency) is an identification and information package for child care safety seatscreated by Connie Day, a caregiver from Richmond, VA, who wondered what would happpen to the children in her care in the event of an automobile accident.  The first program of its kind in the United States, WHALE is currently used in 32 states and soo nationwide.  It requires the use of four self adhesive stickers and one information label. This program is a simple and viable way to ensure proper and efficient treatment of your child or grandchild in the event of an automobile accident.

The information label attaches to the rear of the car seat and provides important information about the child in the seat, such as name, date of birth, medical history, and who to contact in case of an emergency.  If placed on the outside of the back of the car seat this will not be visable from outside the vehicle, thus ensuring privacy of these personal facts.

Two WHALE Car Seat Stickers, are attached to the sides of the safety seat, and two WHALE Vehicle stickers, attahced to he rear side vehicle windows, depict the WHALE logo and alert rescuers that the vehicle occupants participate in the program.  This is escpecially important if the adult driver is not conscious and able to help, or if it is a baby sitter, grandparent or friend driving.

The Auxiliary has worked closely with local law enforcement on this important project.  The WHALEprogram identification kits can be obtained in the LCGH Auxiliary Gift Shop or you may contact Auxiliary Presidnet Nina Gregory at 376-7076.


Auxiliary Upcoming Events

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June 4 - Auxiliary Art Competition Winners Announced

LCGH Auxiliary Announces Senior Art Competition Winners

The winners of the Lewis County General Hospital Auxiliary Senior Artwork Competition were unveiled June 4th at the hospital in Lowville. 

The LCGH Auxiliary Artwork Competition’s first place winner was Reba Earle of Copenhagen Central School.  Mrs. Ginny Hovendon, Art Teacher at Copenhagen said Reba “is a creative spirit and she has enjoyed watching her grow into the talented young women.”  Reba’s piece “”Bottled Up” was done as a tribute to her recent trip to New York City.  Reba stated she loved the city and had the idea of putting it into a bottle.  Reba is the daughter of Amy Earle and will be studying at dance at AMDA in New York.

Copenhagen Central School student Marinda Allen was the second place winner of this year’s competition. Marinda’s art teacher, Mrs. Ginny Hovendon, said “Marinda is an accomplished young woman, a strong academic student, athlete, and senior class president.” The watercolor and sharpie piece titled “Neglect” was intended to bring awareness to abuse.  Marinda is the daughter of Eric and Michelle Allen and is planning to major in animal science at the University of Missouri.

The third place honorable mention went to Lowville Academy Central School student Adam Roes.  Adam’s artwork was a watercolor piece titled “The Valley.”  Adam is the son of Norman and Melanie Roes and will be studying music therapy.