Published on June 23, 2022

Essentia Health holding injury-prevention event, donating safety equipment

Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior is holding its second annual injury-prevention event. The goal of the event is to educate people on best practices to avoid injuries that often accompany summertime activities.

The free public event runs from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, at the Lake Nebagamon public beach located at 11596 E. Waterfront Drive.There will be educational resources and demonstrations for bike, water and ATV safety, as well as games, snacks and a bike helmet raffle. A life jacket loaner board, built in partnership with Essentia, the Northwest Regional Trauma Advisory Council and Northwestern High School, will also be donated to the Village of Lake Nebagamon.

“We know that summer in the Northland is the best time of year to get outside and enjoy all the region has to offer, whether it’s swimming, boating, four-wheeling or any other outdoor activity,” said Brittney Wisted, the emergency department clinical supervisor at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Superior. “The goal of this program is to make sure people are equipped with the best information to stay as safe as possible and reduce the chances of injury.”