March 17, 2021-Daytona Beach, Florida- Preliminary numbers have been released today regarding the number of trauma patients treated at Halifax Health during the ten days of Bike Week 2021. Total patients during Bike Week experiencing trauma and admitted to Halifax Health numbered 150 in 2021. Of those admissions over the 10 days of Bike Week, 91 of the admitted patients were related to Bike Week. This number compares with an average of 62 admissions over the last 4 years. The trauma team was activated 97 times in the ten day period. Fourteen of the patients were passengers, and just under half of the patients were wearing helmets. According to Lindsay Martin, RN and Director of Nursing, “our community saw an unusual number of total patients needing trauma care during Bike Week. We had more than the usual amount of accidents at home and work places. At one point we had four patients needing trauma care at the same time.” Halifax Health has the only trauma center in Volusia County and Flagler County and partners with the Volusia Sheriff’s Department to provide helicopter transport. “Halifax Health was created to take care of the people of the community and that includes those visiting the community. We have the highest level of care in the area and amazing Team Members who save lives every day,” said Jeff Feasel, Halifax Health President and CEO.
This report will be final when the last patient is discharged.
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Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.