Daytona Beach, FL (October 24, 2023) – The most recent motorcycle event, Biketoberfest, saw a record number of 39 patients with trauma admitted as a result of the four-day event. Of the 39 admitted patients with trauma, 19 were wearing helmets. This is a six-patient increase in patients with trauma admissions over last year’s event, and of those patients last year, 14 patients were wearing helmets. “The beautiful weather we experienced over the weekend most likely contributed to a slightly larger crowd for Biketoberfest,” said Lindsay Duffy, RN and Director of Emergency and Trauma Services. Of the 39 patients with Trauma injuries, nine were Volusia County residents and 17 patients were from out of state.
“Halifax Health is proud to perform our mission in conjunction with all the first responders. We all work to provide access to critical lifesaving care for the residents and visitors in the area. This is our busy season, and we know that many people depend on the Halifax Health team to be there with exceptional care when they need it most,” Duffy said.
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 network, 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, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department with board-certified pediatricians on staff 24/7, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. It’s also the area’s longest-standing Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC) offering complete Neurosurgical Services.