MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Save the date for the 12th Annual WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center Night of Recognition, which will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Morgantown Event Center.
At the event, three patients’ stories will be told, and representatives of those who participated in the various stages of their care will be presented with a Cornerstone of Recovery Award. Approximately 70 awards will be presented.
“Every year, we hold this event to take time to recognize the efforts of everyone involved in the care of our trauma patients as they recover and return to their lives,” Alison Wilson, M.D., executive chair of the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, said. “The trauma team is vast and multidisciplinary, including first responders, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and specialists who work with the patient during every step of their recovery. This opportunity for them to meet the patients again after they have recovered and be recognized for their dedication is incredible.”
The evening will begin with a reception followed by welcome remarks and dinner at 6:45 p.m. The program, including the presentation of awards, will begin at 7 p.m.
Patients recognized at previous Night of Recognition celebrations will also be in attendance. Information on those patients and those honored for participating in their care can be found at HSC.WVU.edu/Night-of-Recognition/Patient-Honorees.
Through sponsorship and ticket sales, proceeds from the Night of Recognition will provide crucial funds to the WVU School of Medicine Department of Surgery to help support the Trauma Center’s Injury Prevention Outreach Programs, which provide education to people of all ages.
The Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, located at WVU Medicine’s J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, was created in the 1980s with the assistance and support of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd. It is named for Byrd’s grandson, who died as a result of an automobile crash. Each year, the Trauma Center treats more than 3,000 patients from all over West Virginia, as well as those from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Sponsorship information for the event can be found at WVUF.Wufoo.com/Forms/p16g0ygs1f0a7t3/. A registration link will be shared in early July.