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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: October 6, 2016
DHSS-10-2016





MEDIA ADVISORY
DELAWARE STATEWIDE TRAUMA SYSTEM CELEBRATES 20TH
ANNIVERSARY OF SAVING LIVES


WHO: Rita Landgraf, Secretary, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS)
Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Division of Public Health, DHSS
The Honorable Bruce C. Ennis, state senator (invited) Linda Laskowski Jones, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CEN, FAWM, FAAN, Vice President: Emergency & Trauma Services, Christiana Care Health System
Melanie Pertain, RRT, trauma survivor
WHAT: Press conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Delaware Trauma System. When someone is injured, seconds matter and faster response times save lives. The event will celebrate the first responders, 9-1-1 systems, ambulance personnel, paramedics, fire and police responders, helicopter medics for air transport, and the trauma care teams in hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units. There will be a moment of silence for those men and women lost in the line of duty.
WHY: Since 1996, the Delaware Statewide Trauma System has saved 1,319 lives over the system's 2000 baseline and provided care for 101,000 seriously injured people of all ages. Delaware has one of the nation's few inclusive statewide trauma systems where every acute care hospital participates. No matter where people are injured in Delaware, they enter the same system of care. The Delaware General Assembly via legislation created the Delaware trauma system in July 1996.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Legislative Hall, House of Representatives chambers 411 Legislative Ave. Dover, DE 19901 Directions: regulations.delaware.gov/Tour/locations.shtml
VISUALS: First responder vehicles, including ambulances Trauma system members in audience, some in uniform Recognition of 14 Trauma System leaders

QUESTIONS: Call DPH at 302-744-4704.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, drink almost no sugary beverages.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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