Baptist hosts CPR training for Yazoo teachers


Mississippi Baptist Medical Center hosted free CPR training for 18 5th–12th-grade Yazoo County teachers on June 4 at Trinity Episcopal Church.

The class is part of the Yazoo County Soil and Water Conservation District’s four-day summer workshop and was open on a first-come, first-serve basis to area teachers. This is the ninth year that YCSWD has held the workshop to promote conservation and the first time Mississippi Baptist Medical Center has participated.

“Equipping our teachers to perform CPR and save lives is central to our mission at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center,” said Caitlin Hayden, community relations coordinator for Mississippi Baptist Medical Center. “We are committed to healing, preaching and teaching, and I can’t think of a better way to use our expertise and resources than to teach educators how to respond in emergency situations. We look forward to continuing to partner with Yazoo County to advance the health and wellness of our community.”

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Yazoo is located in Yazoo County, and Mississippi Baptist is about 43 miles away in Jackson, Mississippi. MBMC’s six-member education resource team led the training.

The Yazoo County Soil and Water Conservation District is a governmental subdivision of the State of Mississippi located in the Second Congressional District. The YCSWCD was organized by the citizens of Yazoo County on April 16, 1945.  It is dedicated to promoting the conservation of land, water and related resources by educating the public on the wise use and efficient management of resources.