LRMC Celebrates Trauma Awareness Day 2012
Monday, June 25 2012
On Wednesday, June 27 at 9 a.m. in the auditorium, Lakeland Regional Medical Center will celebrate Trauma Awareness Day with a reception reuniting trauma team members with the patients whose lives they helped save. Among the trauma patients who will be in attendance is Stacy Booth, an Auburndale police officer who was shot in the line of duty on September 2, 2011. Booth plans to share her story of survival as well as pay tribute to the individuals who cared for her during her 20-night stay at Lakeland Regional.
Trauma Awareness Day offers a unique time for both patients and hospital staff to show appreciation for the ways they have touched each other’s lives. In many trauma cases, patients can be in the hospital for several months, and during that time, patients and their families become intimately known to the hospital staff. They celebrate triumphs together and regroup after setbacks. But many times, staff members are left to wonder what has become of their patients once they leave the hospital.
The day also recognizes the vital roles so many people play in trauma incidents – from emergency personnel to hospital staff ranging from chaplains to respiratory therapists to nurses and doctors. Each one plays an integral role in saving a trauma victim.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center is a Level II Trauma Center providing initial trauma care, with physician subspecialists promptly available. The six full-time Trauma Surgeons at LRMC provide trauma call on a continuous basis under the leadership of the Trauma Medical Director Olu Sobowale, MD.
The trauma surgeons are board certified in surgery and critical care medicine and provide 24-hour coverage for trauma patients in the ICU.