October 11, 2018, 6 to 9 p.m., Morgantown Event Center

WVU Medicine's Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center will honor three patients and those who participated in the various stages of their care at the Night of Recognition, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place.

This annual event recognizes the hard work and dedication of the many professionals who comprise the trauma system – from the scene of the injury through inpatient hospital care to rehabilitation and recovery.

Patients’ stories will be told, and representatives of each stage of their care will be presented with a Cornerstone of Recovery Award.

Patients recognized at previous Night of Recognition celebrations will also be 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 will provide 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 the 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 more information about the event, please visit http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/night-of-recognition/home.