Emergency Department Recognized for Care of DWI Victims


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Emergency Department Recognized for Care of DWI Victims

February 1, 2013 - Albany , NY

ALBANY, N.Y., January 18, 2013-Albany Medical Center's Emergency Department received the 2012 Michelle Martin Memorial Award from the Albany County Stop DWI Program. The award recognized the Emergency Department for its outstanding care of DWI victims and their families.

Diane Carey, R.N., director of emergency department patient care services; Jenny Brandt, R.N., assistant nurse manager; and emergency physician Michael Dailey, M.D., director of pre-hospital emergency care and education; accepted the award on behalf of all Emergency Department staff at a ceremony at the Hotel Albany.

"We at the Albany County Stop DWI Program wanted to recognize, through this award, those individuals who compassionately treat and care for the victims involved in crashes caused by impaired drivers," said Lt. Kerry B. Thompson of the Albany County Stop DWI Program.

As the region's only Level One trauma center and the busiest trauma center in New York State, Albany Medical Center's emergency department staff regularly deal with the trauma caused by DWI accidents. "These crimes have far-reaching impact," said Lt. Thompson.

Established in1981, the Albany County Stop-DWI Program serves to educate the community regarding the dangers of impaired driving.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York's only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals, and also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region's largest physicians practice with 350 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region's health and quality of life. For more information: www.amc.edu or www.facebook.com/albanymedicalcenter.

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