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WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center celebrates Eighth Annual Night of Recognition

The WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center recognized two patients and those who participated in the various stages of their care at the Eighth Annual Night of Recognition, which was held on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at the Morgantown Event Center.

At the event, each patient’s story was told, and those who participated in their care were presented with a Cornerstone of Recovery Award. Approximately 85 awards were presented.

The 2017 patient honorees were Kevin Eckenrode of Carrolltown, Pa., who was injured in a boating accident, and Chad Kirtley of Jane Lew, who was injured in a motorcycle accident.

“This event is our feel-good event of the year. To see our patients go from life-threatening accidents to happy, thriving individuals is awe inspiring. Coupled with that, we get to see just a small portion of the many professionals who helped them along their way, which is also quite inspiring,” Alison Wilson, M.D., director of the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, said. “We all return to work with a renewed sense of pride and passion for the opportunity to help the next person who comes through our doors make the transition from trauma victim to trauma survivor.”

Patients recognized at previous Night of Recognition celebrations were also in attendance. Information on those patients and those honored for participating in their care can be found at http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/night-of-recognition/patient-honorees.

Through sponsorship and ticket sales, proceeds from the Night of Recognition provided crucial funds to the WVU School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery to help support the Trauma Center’s Injury Prevention Outreach Programs, which provide education to people of all ages.

 The Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, located at WVU Medicine’s J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, was created in the 1980s with the assistance and support of late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd. It is named for Byrd’s grandson, who died as a result of an automobile crash. Each year, the Trauma Center treats more than 3,000 patients from all over West Virginia, as well as those from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

 

For media inquiries: Angela Jones-Knopf, Manager of Media Relations, 304-285-7259
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Through sponsorship and ticket sales, proceeds from the Night of Recognition will provide crucial funds to the School of Medicine Department of Surgery to help support the life-saving work of the JMMTC, which provides outreach, teaching, research, and service to your trauma system team, your community, and your families.