Halifax Health Trauma Team Cares for Record Number of Trauma Patients During Bike Week 2022

  • by Ashley.wohlford
  • March 16, 2022
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

Daytona Beach, FL, March 15, 2022 – Halifax Health admitted 163 patients suffering traumas during the 2022 Bike Week. Of those, 88 patients were Bike Week related admissions.  Halifax Health, the only trauma center in the area saw an increase in patients needing trauma care overall.  Contributing to this number were the activities surrounding Bike Week.  While the 88 Bike Week related trauma patients put the center just three patients less that the census during Bike Week 2021, the trauma center saw an increase of trauma alert patients to 106.  According to Lindsay Martin, Director of Nursing, Emergency and Trauma Services, “This was the most trauma team activations we have ever seen during the event. The beautiful weather and more attendees unfortunately resulted in more motorcycle accidents.  We appreciate all the highest level of care our Team Members provided to residents and visitors during the event.” 

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States by IBM Watson Health, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, 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 clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, 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