Orlando Health trauma surgeons address PULSE nightclub tragedy

Who:

Orlando Health’s Level One Trauma surgeons and survivors from the PULSE nightclub tragedy

What:

Will share their experiences from that horrific night

When:

10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Where:

Orlando Regional Medical Center, NT Classrooms 1 – 4

Live feed: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/orlando-health-live

Why:

Trauma: A serious injury or shock to the body, caused by a physical force, such as violence or an accident.

Orlando Regional Medical Center’s (ORMC) trauma surgeons were among the first to learn of the mass shooting at PULSE nightclub the morning of Sunday, June 12 and the first to respond. Eight surgeons will share their experiences from that morning and the hours that followed. Two patients, whose lives were saved as a result of the surgeons’ efforts, will tell their harrowing stories from that horrific night.

ORMC is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Center for adults (16 beds) and pediatrics (4 beds) providing the highest level of care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With a wide range of specialists and equipment, the care provided by a Level One Trauma Center saves lives that might otherwise be lost. 

About Orlando Health

Orlando Health is a $2.3 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of physician practices, hospitals, and outpatient care centers throughout Central Florida. The organization is home to the area’s only Level One Trauma Centers for adults and pediatrics and is a statutory teaching hospital system that offers both specialty and community hospitals. More than 2,000 physicians have privileges at Orlando Health, which is also one of the area’s largest employers with more than 15,000 employees who serve nearly 2 million Central Florida residents and more than 4,500 international patients annually.  Additionally, Orlando Health provides nearly $235 million in support of community health needs.  More information can be found at www.orlandohealth.com.

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June 13, 2016