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Meritus Medical Center Trauma Services recognized with distinguished service award

March 31, 2013
  • Susanne Ogaitis Jones, left, American Trauma Society board member, presents the award to, from left, Meritus Medical Center Trauma Manager Susie Burleson, Trauma Registrar Corey Thomas and EMS Specialist Kelly Llewellyn.
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Meritus Medical Center Trauma Services recently received the Distinguished Service Award for 2013 from the Maryland Division of the American Trauma Society at Harry Browne’s Restaurant in Annapolis.

The award recognizes efforts of service to the community and support of trauma related activities.

Meritus Medical Center was honored for its dedicated support and commitment to Maryland’s Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System through injury prevention efforts.

Meritus Medical Center is a designated Level lII trauma center within Maryland’s EMS and trauma system. Located in Maryland’s EMS Region II, which includes Frederick and Washington counties, the hospital delivers trauma and emergency medical care to the region.

The hospital was recognized for being active in its community with injury and trauma prevention programs.

The center is committed to its programs regarding Distracted Driving prevention through the Stay Alive! Don’t Text and Drive campaign and Youth Occupant Protection.  

The American Trauma Society is a voluntary, nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing traumatic injuries and reducing their consequences. Its missions are to provide injury prevention information through public education and to serve as leaders in the development, advocacy and maintenance of trauma systems.

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