Maimonides Medical Center (MMC) hosted a meet and greet event to discuss its new Trauma Center for both adults and children, the only one serving pediatrics in Brooklyn.
The trauma program held an informative event on Monday, September 19, in the Eisenstadt Administration Building at Maimonides Medical Center.
Trauma Injury Prevention/Education Outreach Coordinator Gia Ramsey said that the trauma center, which opened this on Monday, August 1st, has filled a void of care in the community. “It’s been great to be able to provide trauma care for children in Brooklyn so they don’t have to leave the borough to receive treatment,” she said. “The community has been very supportive and appreciative of the new life saving services.”
It was announced in August of 2016 that MMC had been approved as a pediatric and adult trauma center by the New York State Department of Health (DOH).
“This is incredible news for our patients,” said Maimonides President and CEO Ken Gibbs in a statement. “The trauma center approval affirms our commitment to clinical excellence and providing the highest quality emergency care to the communities we serve.”
Over 100 people showed up for the meet and greet, including leaders from the community, representatives from various organizations, such as NYPD, FDNY, and representatives of different religious groups.
Gibbs gave opening remarks, and Dr. Ronald Simon, chief of trauma and acute care surgery, explained the significance of providing trauma care to the community.
Following dinner and presentation, the members of the trauma team were available for individual question and answers.