Jun 9 2017

Fifty-nine students successfully completed Mercer Health’s babysitter training program during four sessions of classes held in May and June.

According to Betsy Schoenleben, R.N., Education Coordinator at Mercer Health, the students were trained in proper supervision, basic caregiving skills, and how to respond to an ill or injured child. The students participated in check-offs such as diapering, bottle feeding, and handwashing. As part of the class, Coldwater Police Department and Mercer County Central Dispatch spoke to the students. Students were required to pass a written test to receive certification. Students also viewed a CPR/First Aid video made possible by a donation from the Mercer County Civic Foundation.   

Students completing the training in the May 30th and 31st sessions include:

Kendall Bird

Mia Byer

Katelynn Delzeith

Owen Demange

Brooklyn Fridley

Nevaeh Fridley

Libby Gilmore

Jenna Hart

Brandt Homan

Clara Homan

Kiera Knapke

Bryce Marchal

Audrey Nichols

Karlene Niekamp

Blake Schmitmeyer

Cara Schweiterman

Erica Sutter

Elle Weber

Emma Weber

Mara Wenning

Alaina Will

Emma Will

Brooklyn Wyerick

Students completing the training in the June 6th and 7th session include:

Ruby Bennet

Alivia Bergman

Carter Bertke

Drew Bihn

Layla Bihn

Morgan Bollenbacher

Samantha Brackman

Dylan Broering

Kyle Broering

Kolton Brunswick

Liam Davis

Kassidy Dues

Ethan Evers

Evan Evers

Kendall Firks

Drew Franck

Kensey Gaerke

Marcus Gaerke

Sydney Grieshop

Monica Hemmelgarn

Alexandria Kimmel

Megan Knapke

Mya Knapke

Shelby Lange

Samantha Lauber

Brady Lefeld

Claire Moeller

Aleigha Overman

Miles Potkotter

Ben Reinhard

Kahlan Rose

Adam Schoenlein

Zach Schoenlein

Elise Schweiterman

Lauren Thieman

Sylvia Wiechart                                         

“We feel we have provided these students with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely care for children,” Schoenleben said. “However, Mercer Health cannot assume liability concerning the responsibility of these graduates while they are caring for the children of others.”

For more information about education services provided by Mercer Health, contact Schoenleben at 419-678-5119.