Park Ridge staff members planted a pinwheel garden in front of the hospital Monday for Prevent Child Abuse America's Pinwheels for Prevention event.

In the United States, more than four children die from child abuse and neglect every day, hospital officials said. More than 70 percent of those children are under the age of 3.

Park Ridge Health is participating in the Pinwheels for Prevention event by creating the garden on the front lawn of the main campus. The pinwheel is the national symbol for child abuse prevention.

The goal of the pinwheel garden is to draw attention to child abuse, encourage victims to speak up and showcase how people can help prevent abuse.

“Raising awareness brings this often 'taboo' topic out in the open, letting children know it is OK to talk about their abuse," said Laura Phipps, PA-C, with Believe Child Advocacy Center. “We can help them know there is hope, there are people out there who are here to help, we are here to listen to their story, we believe their story, we will work with the multidisciplinary team to keep them safe, and we will be on their journey to healing with them."