Greene County General Hospital participated in a trauma simulation training on June 7, 2018 under the leadership of GCGH’s Medical Director of Emergency Services, Dr. Michael Gamble. The simulation, conducted by the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative, trained the Emergency Services staff to handle severe medical trauma events.
Greene County General Hospital’s CEO, Brenda Reetz, was thrilled to support and host the simulation training. “We are happy to support the experience and training this simulation provides our employees so that we can ensure that we are ready when our community needs us” says Reetz.
The simulation training, organized by GCGH’s Director of Clinical Education, Lisa Rupska and Laura Livingston, from the RHIC, was made possible by a grant from the West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center. The AHEC represents individuals from under-represented minority and disadvantaged rural and medically underserved backgrounds in health professions, particularly primary care. The simulation, which included a mock gunshot wound victim, took place throughout the day in GCGH’s Emergency and Medical/Surgical Departments.
Following the morning training session, GCGH hosted a Lunch and Learn, The Opiate Crisis and Stigma, at the Linton First Christian Church. The lunch included keynote speaker, Dr. Randy Stevens. Dr. Stevens is a renowned Family Medicine and Occupational Health and Addictions Specialist from Terre Haute, IN.