McLeod Health Announces New Safe Kids Coordinator


McLeod Health welcomes Marla Blaker, Injury Prevention Specialist, as the Coordinator of McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal.

A native of Florence, Marla recently graduated from the College of Charleston, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. With a passion for healthcare and people, especially children, Marla looks forward to working with the community to prevent unintentional childhood injuries.

As an Injury Prevention Specialist, Marla is a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician and teaches the monthly Safe Sleep Education Class. In addition, Marla will work with local safety officials to educate the community on various topics, including child passenger safety, bike and wheeled sports safety, burn safety, fire safety, pedestrian safety, poison safety, summer safety and more.

To learn more about McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal, please call (843) 777-5021 or visit You can also find the group on Facebook under McLeod Safe Kids.

About McLeod Safe Kids
McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal works to prevent accidental childhood injury, the leading cause of death in children 19 and under. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing accidental injury. McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal is funded in part by the McLeod Health Foundation, Kohl’s Cares for Kids, and McLeod Angels.