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2017 Insiders experience local emergency services

Wed, September 6, 2017

2017 Insiders experience local emergency services

West Georgia Health Foundation Insiders recently participated in two mock emergency care scenarios at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center and learned about the coordination of emergency services in our community.

West Georgia Medical Center’s 33,000 square-foot Emergency Department hosted the event. Offering 24/7 care, the Emergency Department serves more than 60,000 patient visits each year for needs such as motor vehicle accidents and life-threatening illnesses. American Medical Response ambulance service and Air Evac Lifeteam life flight were on-hand to describe their services and allow Insiders to look inside their transport vehicles.

Members of the WGHF Insiders group participate in eight monthly sessions in which they tour key departments, hear from physicians, learn about vital services, and view advanced technologies available at West Georgia Medical Center.

Shown in the right photo are the WGHF Insiders who joined emergency crews on the helipad. They are, from left, Casey Smith, Shane Frailey, Mark Mitchell, Chris Turk, Sheri Cody, Meredith Key, Jena McClendon, Capt. Mike Ellington, Jane Fryer, Jack Morman, Rebecca Roth Nicks, Russ Davidson, Jerome Alford, Stuart Countess, Phil Waldrop, Kirk Hancock and John Asbell. Not pictured are Althina Glanton, Dale Jackson and Dr. Chris Williams.