Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2014, 9:25 am

Trinity Bettendorf hosts child ID safety fair

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Press release submitted by UnityPoint Health -- Trinity


Trinity Bettendorf hosts child ID safety fair in honor of its 10th birthday


In honor of its 10th birthday, Trinity Bettendorf, 4500 Utica Ridge Rd., will host a child ID safety fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22. During the free event parents can bring their children to have an ID file made that includes a recording of each child via Webcam interviews, photographs, fingerprints and DNA cheek swabs. Parents will receive a CD with their child's record to take home.

The Bettendorf Police Department also will be on hand measuring children for bicycle helmets, with periodic drawings for free helmets from its Trinity-sponsored outreach with Bettendorf Schools. The UnityPoint Clinics of OB at Bettendorf and Pediatrics at Bettendorf also will jointly give away a free bicycle to one lucky participant.

There is no cost to attend the event. Birthday cake also will be served.

"As the children and families of Bettendorf grow, so does their hospital," said UnityPoint Health – Trinity President and CEO Rick Seidler. "While we will be there for them when they are sick or hurt, we also want to take the lead in making sure they are staying well."

Support for this event is made possible by Friends of Trinity and the Quad-City Times. Coordination was provided by the Davenport Kaaba Shriners and Iowa Yorkrite Masons.

The hospital opened its doors to the Bettendorf community on Feb. 18, 2004. In addition to the child ID safety fair, Trinity Gifts and Floral gift shop and Dr. Java coffee shop at Trinity Bettendorf will offer specials throughout its birthday week.