LAC+USC HONORS TRAUMA SURVIVORS

Los Angeles California – May 8, 2014–The LAC+USC Medical Center will host its Seventh Annual Trauma Survivorship Reunion “Celebrating Miracles on Marengo Street” on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Over 40 trauma-survivor patients, their families and members of the hospital’s acclaimed Trauma team will come together to cherish the lives of patients who have survived devastating and traumatic injuries.   This celebration recognizes the tireless efforts, encouragement, and support provided by family, friends, doctors, and nurses who not only assisted these patients with their care, but who were also inspired and challenged by the courage, tenacity, and will-power demonstrated by these survivors and their families.

 

Mr. Steve Perez from the 1st district and Mayor Eric Garcetti have been invited with no confirmation yet.

 

The program will feature several of our inspirational patients who have not let the adversity of their situation inhibit their success.  One returning survivor of trauma is an influential musician and music producer.  He has performed for our former patients in the past years and will be performing again this year.  In addition, two recent survivors of devastating traumas will be sharing their stories of courage and hope.  One of them had captured the attention of the public as his traumatic experience happened on a popular bike trail and reminded us all that none are immune to trauma.

 

The celebration will be held at the Inpatient Tower located at 2051 Marengo Street Los Angeles CA 90033.  Conference rooms A & B (Speaker’s Program begins promptly at 1:00PM).

 

“Behind every trauma there is a patient and a family whose life has been traumatically impacted.  It is during these difficult times that they need the very best trauma care.  Excellence of trauma care and services is the best commodity that society can provide at a time like this,” says Dr. Demetrios Demetriades, Director of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care.

 

The LAC+USC Medical Center is a “Level One” trauma center.   Services are provided by skillful and specialized trained doctors and nurses as well as members of the Navy Training Trauma Center team.  Traumatic injuries are the leading cause of death in persons under the age of 40.

 

It is during this annual survivorship reunion that patients, families, and the entire health care team, doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team come together to celebrate life and the many “Living Miracles” happening daily on Marengo Street.


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