News Release
 

May 5, 2010

CONTACT: Holly Auer
215-349-5659
holly.auer@uphs.upenn.edu

Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System


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http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2010/05/trauma-reflections-ceremony/

“Unexpected Survivors,” Trauma Professionals & Haiti Relief Team to Gather for Penn Medicine’s Trauma Reflections Ceremony

Event to Reunite Former Patients With Caregivers Who Saved Their Lives

PHILADELPHIA – Over 200 trauma professionals will gather to be recognized for their lifesaving and critical care efforts and celebrate the strides being made in patient care and injury prevention during Penn Medicine’s annual Trauma Reflections Ceremony on Thursday, May 6, 2010. The program will also celebrate “great saves,” with more than a dozen former Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania trauma patients and their families reuniting with the doctors and nurses who ensured their survival when they were critically injured.

The event will be held to mark National Trauma Awareness Month, a time to honor professionals who administer lifesaving care after car crashes, stabbings, shootings, falls and other injuries, and recognize the incredible stories of “unexpected trauma survivors.” Members of Penn Medicine’s Team Haiti, a group of nine medical professionals who traveled to Haiti to provide life- and limb-saving surgery for earthquake victims, will also be honored during the event.  

WHERE:

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dunlop Auditorium (located in Stemmler Hall)
(Use hospital’s main entrance and follow event signage)
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104

WHEN:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

PHOTO OP & EVENT HIGHLIGHTS (full agenda available upon request)

11:30  AM

Recognizing Team Haiti

12:00  PM

Former Trauma Patients & Families Honored

12:20  PM

2010 Trauma Nurse Excellence Award Presentation

12:45 PM

Reception (all participants available for interview)

 

WHO:

  • Over 12 regional “unexpected survivors” who received life-saving treatment from Penn’s trauma surgeons and nurses
  • Penn Medicine trauma surgeons
  • Team HaitiMembers of “Penn Medicine Team One,” the medical professionals from Penn who traveled to provide medical relief in Haiti following this year’s massive earthquake
  • Meghan Feeney – 2010 Trauma Nurse Excellence Award Recipient

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Penn Medicine is one of the world's leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation's first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $4.3 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2013 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System's patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania -- recognized as one of the nation's top "Honor Roll" hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; Chester County Hospital; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital -- the nation's first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Chestnut Hill Hospital and Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2013, Penn Medicine provided $814 million to benefit our community.