Technician of the Year
During the pandemic, Marilyn Morris teamed with Intermountain Healthcare’s Connect Care experts to develop a HIPPA-compliant virtual car seat check program for Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. The program, which makes use of vehicle demonstration seats, will serve as one of the lasting legacies of her 21 years at the hospital.
Moving forward, families from across Utah will be able to access Primary Children’s car seat expertise, even though Morris no longer will be part of the team – at least officially. She retired in September after spending the last 16 years as a community health specialist working in the accidental injury prevention program Hold On To Dear Life. She remains an active Child Passenger Safety Technician and is committed to staying involved in state CPS trainings and car seat programs.
Morris is recognized for her extraordinary contributions as the National Child Passenger Safety Technician of the Year by the National Child Passenger Safety Board. The award is sponsored by Toyota Motor North America.
“We are honored to present this award to Marilyn Morris,” National Child Passenger Safety Board Chair Mandi Seethaler said. “One of the things that sets her apart from others is her willingness to help with children who have special transportation needs.”
To learn more about Marilyn and her dedication to child passenger safety, download the Technician of the Year press release.