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Stormont Vail Health Goes Green for National Injury Prevention Day

This Thursday, Nov. 18 is National Injury Prevention Day. To recognize this day and the hard work the team at Stormont Vail Health provides, we will be going green with lights around the hospital.

The flagpole on the south side, the wall around the Emergency Department and the exterior of the parking garage will be lit green when the sun goes down.

In 2020, our trauma center treated about 2,000 patients after injuries. Each year, the top causes of injury in our community are: falls, violence and motor vehicle crashes. Stormont Vail is proud to be a level 2 Trauma Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons. That means we carry a responsibility to educate and work toward changes that prevent injury on individual, organizational and societal levels. Our Trauma Outreach and Forensic Program Manager provides a leadership in injury prevention at a state and local level.

Stormont Vail is the lead agency of the local coalition, Safe Kids Shawnee County, which is supported by Safe Kids Kansas and Safe Kids Worldwide. Stormont Vail educates patient care staff about child passenger safety best practices and increased inpatient screening for appropriate car seat use.

Stormont Vail is an active leader for Shawnee County Suicide Prevention Coalition. We also play an active role in reducing gun violence as a founding member of the Executive Leadership Team for Topeka SAVE, a nationally proven Group Violence Intervention strategy.

Stormont Vail is excited that Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation last month to recognize Nov. 18 as National Injury Prevention Day in Kansas.

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