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Planning for an Emergency

Being prepared for an emergency involves not only planning, but also talking to your children about what to expect. Here are some tips on what to tell your kids:

  • Based on their age, tell them what an emergency is, in words they can comprehend.

  • Tell them what emergency people might arrive to help (firefighters, police officers, paramedics).

  • Work with your children to memorize their home address and phone number, as well as the emergency response number.

 

At Winchester Medical Center our mission is to promote and deliver the highest level of quality trauma care in a cost effective manner through compassion, excellence, and continuous quality improvement. We believe we can enhance community health by providing education to minimize the incidence of preventable injuries. Each year more than 150,000 Americans die from a traumatic injury, nearly one third are from traumatic brain injury.

Each year Winchester Medical Center and the Winchester Police Department sponsor the Community Safety Fair to help you and your family learn more about staying safe while you do the things you enjoy. Everyday, in homes, on the highway, and at the hospital we see the victims of what are so often preventable tragedies. By blending learning and fun, community concern and camaraderie, we want to motivate you to be safety smart - for you and the sake of others. For more information please call 540-536-2434.


Our Trauma Team
Greg Stanford, MD, Trauma Surgeon & Medical Director
Lisa Wells,  RN, Trauma Director
Ray Warriner, RN, Trauma Nurse Clinician
Suzanne Whitacre, Trauma Registrar 

Trauma Surgeons
Loretta Boyd, MD
Erich Bruhn, MD 
James Dumont, MD
Thomas Gibson, MD 
Troy Glembot, MD 
Terral Goode, MD
Charles Hyre, MD
Jorge Posadas, MD  
Sharnell Lanette Sephes, MD
Paul Ulich, MD

 
To transfer a trauma patient to Winchester Medical Center, call the Transfer Center at 866-962-3627 and ask to speak to the trauma surgeon on call.