Erlanger Health System will celebrate Trauma Awareness month and 30 years of providing trauma services in the region as a Level I Trauma Center on Thursday at noon.
In honor of this milestone, Erlanger is hosting an event showcasing the history of the program and three trauma survivors will share their stories.
Patient stories include: Ashlyn Anderson’s car was struck by another vehicle and a dump truck resulting in a severe brain injury among other injuries.
Kristy Kelly was seriously injured when she suffered a high fall landing on concrete injuries her head, breaking several ribs and multiple other fractures. Aiden Brown fell off the front of his family’s pontoon boat and was struck multiple times by the propeller requiring a LIFE FORCE flight to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.
Officials said, "Erlanger provides the highest level of 24/7 care for critically ill and traumatically injured patients in the region. As southeast Tennessee’s only Level I Trauma Center designated by both Alabama and Tennessee, Erlanger is the comprehensive resource for a 63-county service area, as well as the tertiary care facility central to the area’s Regional Trauma System covering Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and North Carolina."
The event will be held in the POB dining room at the Erlanger Baroness Hospital Medical Mall and is open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to Regena Young at 778-5620 or email@example.com. For more information about Erlanger’s Trauma Services visit www.erlanger.org.