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Impacting the lives of students

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

While you may only see their faces during a time of illness or accident, the emergency team at Spencer Hospital is committed to keeping you and your loved ones safe. They pride themselves in helping care for patients, and also work hard in our community conducting training exercises with local law enforcement and fire departments.

 

They are a team dedicated to helping avert accidents and mishaps before they happen. Our outstanding team took part in a program entitled, "Every 15 Minutes" on April 21st and 22nd. This national program aimed at teens, is a graphic reenactment of the effects of a drunk driver. As part of a community wide team of "actors" during this event, our nurses, paramedic staff and a diagnostic tech of Spencer Hospital, along with Dr. Darrel Forslund, helped create a very realistic event.

 

See them in action during this event in the photos below. The hope is that this message to teens will stop them from driving under the influence and to consider the repercussions of their actions.

 

A special thank you to Laura Manwarren, head trauma coordinator at Spencer Hospital and Amy Sievers, Driver's License supervisor at Spencer Drivers Services office. They have spent the past 10 months preparing for the two-day payoff that was Every 15 Minutes at Spencer High School.

 

A great job by our talented staff at Spencer Hospital! If you are interested in becoming part of our Spencer Hospital team, please visit our online Career Section.

 Spencer Hospital team prepares for the mock event  Spencer Hospital team recreates an Emergency Room scenario.
Spencer Hospital team prepares for the mock event at Spencer High School. Spencer Hospital team recreates an Emergency Room scenario.

 

 The grim reaper makes his way into the mock emergency room scene
The grim reaper makes his way into the mock emergency room scene.

 

For local coverage of the entire Every 15 Minutes program conducted at Spencer High School, please visit The Spencer Daily Reporter.



Last updated ( Tuesday, 27 April 2010 )

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