Bay Area Hospital to head Child Abuse Intervention Center

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- A new medical model will be used to help abused children in Coos County.

Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier announced on Monday that Bay Area Hospital will be the new parent agency to the Child Abuse Intervention Center in the county.

The hospital plans to increase emergency response services and the prevention and education of child abuse.

Donna Rabin is on the Bay Area Hospital's district board, and says that they strive to make children's lives better in our area. "The biggest concern is, number one, to keep children safe," said Rabin. "Number two, to make sure they receive the care they need, and that includes both medical care and emotional care."

In the past year, more than 200 kids were served at the intervention center.

The change begins on July 1.