Monthly Archives: September 2015

Child Passenger Safety Week

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1-12 years old?  According to safercar.gov, from 2006 to 2010, 4,028 children (age 12 and younger in a passenger vehicle) were killed and an estimated 660,000 were injured, in motor vehicle traffic crashes – more than the entire population of Boston, Massachusetts.  Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts.

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At Boston Medical Center (BMC), the Department of Surgery, Section of Trauma and the Department of Public Safety collaborate on a child passenger safety program.  The program includes trained officers, called Child Passenger Safety Technicians, who complete multiple car seat fit checks and installations each week.  Referrals come from the inpatient wards as well as the community.  For more information please call our Injury Prevention Coordinator, Lisa Allee, at 617-414-8007 or visit our website at http://www.bmc.org/traumasurgery/injuryprevention/patients-caregivers.htm.

*Courtesy of Safercar.gov and the Ad Council

Boston Medical Center’s Trauma Program 2014 Annual Report

Friends of Boston Trauma:

We are delighted in providing you our Annual Report from the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Service.  Overall, it was a good year.  Business was up and the renovations around the campus continue to make us more efficient and competitive.  As always we appreciate your support and participation in caring for the ill and injured in our community and region.

2014 Trauma Services Annual Report

Please also visit our website at http://www.bmc.org/traumasurgery for copies of our past and present annual reports.