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6 Ways to Avoid Injury on July 4

Posted by | Posted in Burn Center, Emergency Department, Expert Tips, Safety, Summer | Posted on 27-06-2012

Glowing sparklers, massive booms from afar, and collective “oohs” and “ahhs” are familiar sights and sounds to most Americans. Yes, the Fourth of July will soon be upon us. And once again, Memorial Medical Center is preparing for an influx of firework-induced, avoidable injuries and burns.

“We typically see a spike in burns and firework-related injuries during this time of year,” says Doug Gregory, RN, nurse manager of Memorial’s Regional Burn Center.

Sara Plunk, RN, nurse manager, MMC Emergency Department, says, “Our goal this year is to keep everyone harm-free and inform the public of safe ways to enjoy fireworks this season.”

Fireworks should be handled delicately and cautiously. They have the potential to cause serious harm, even death, if not handled properly. Read the rest of this entry »

Memorial Medical Center Opens Eight-Room 
Emergency Department Expansion

Posted by | Posted in Emergency Department, Memorial Medical Center, News, Videos | Posted on 03-05-2011

The emergency department at Memorial Medical Center is growing again. Eight new patient care treatment bays opened on April 25 – the hospital’s second emergency department expansion in five years.

Features of the Emergency Department Expansion

  • Improved efficiency and enhanced privacy and safety
  • New nurses’ station
  • Completely electronic medical records

For more on what the expansion has to offer, take a look at the 42-second video below. You’ll meet Jennifer Boyer, RN, director of emergency medical services at Memorial, and she will introduce you to the new look of the emergency department.

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