Memorial Health System’s Belpre Medical Campus’ Emergency Department Awarded OhioHealth Trauma Network Golden Hour Award

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023


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Jennifer Offenberger, Associate Vice President, Service Excellence:
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Memorial Health System (MHS) is proud to announce the Belpre Medical Campus Emergency Department’s (ED) recent award by OhioHealth Trauma Network—the Golden Hour Award.

In the event of a traumatic injury, the first 60 minutes after, referred to as the “golden hour,” are the most crucial. Care administered within this window often determines a patient’s prognosis, so it is incredibly important that healthcare teams act swiftly to ensure the best possible outcome.

Presented to a referring facility each year at the annual OhioHealth Trauma Care Conference, the Golden Hour Award recognizes outstanding patient care in the area of trauma. Recipients of the award are nominated based on trauma cases recently handled by that department. For the Belpre ED, this trauma involved a patient with a serious neck injury after an altercation with a dog.

This recognition by OhioHealth Trauma Network indicates that the Belpre ED provided exceptional care when faced with a devastating injury. Their quick actions resulted in the saving of a patient’s life, and the Golden Hour Award is a testament to the caliber of care the Belpre ED team demonstrated on that day.

“It is an honor to receive the Golden Hour Award,” says Brittany Cunningham, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager at Memorial Health System. “This award shows the great work that this department does every single day. Every member of our team consistently works together to provide exceptional care to our patients. In critical situations such as this one, each team member has a role to execute, and on this day, they did just that. I personally could not ask for a better team.”

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