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Award presented by Michael J. Reihard, DO, FACEP, President of ATSPA
Mindy Stohon, American Heart Association Education Specialist in the Department of Continuing Education at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has been recognized by The American Trauma Society, Pennsylvania Division (ATSPA) with the Trauma Prevention Recognition Award. The award was presented during the ATSPA conference held in Hershey, PA.
The Trauma Prevention Recognition Award is given to an individual or group in Pennsylvania for going above and beyond to carry out the mission of trauma prevention. Mindy is only one of two in Pennsylvania to receive this award.
“Mindy has been instrumental in our efforts to educate the community about the Stop the Bleed national program,” says Dr. Russell Dumire, Trauma Surgeon and Stop the Bleed coordinator at Conemaugh. Stop the Bleed is a national campaign preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters*.
Stohon has worked to organize over 160 Stop the Bleed educational programs, working towards 5,000 individuals being trained in the program. “Due to her dedication, every school district in Conemaugh’s two-county region has received education training for teachers, as well as Stop the Bleed equipment,” adds Dumire.
The second award recipient completed 80 Stop the Bleed programs and trained 1,200 individuals.
To learn more about Conemaugh Health System and education opportunities, visit www.conemaugh.org.
* Description from www.bleedingcontrol.org.