Delray Medical Center recognized victims of traumatic injuries during National Trauma Awareness Month in May.
The hospital hosted its annual Trauma Survivors’ Celebration on May 23 where past trauma patients and their families celebrated the lives saved by the physicians, nurses and staff at the hospital.
This year, the hospital is supporting the theme “Safe Steps for Seniors,” which focuses on senior safety and falls.
According to the American Trauma Society, falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls result in more than 2.5 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 734,000 hospitalizations and more than 21,700 deaths.
“We hope this year’s theme will draw attention to this prevalent issue and help promote change within the community,” Mark Bryan, CEO of Delray Medical Center said in a statement.