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Atrium Health Floyd Hosting EMS Trauma Summit


​Events are scheduled for April11-12 in Rome

ROME, Ga., March 15, 2024 The Atrium Health Floyd EMS Trauma Summit will take place on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Forum River Center.

This free summit offers EMS members from across the state the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge in the care of trauma patients. Participants can also network with fellow attendees, exchange ideas and stay up to date on the latest advancements in trauma care.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeff Jarvis, medical director and chief medical officer of Metropolitan Area EMS Authority, Fort Worth, Texas.

The event will also feature the Georgia EMS Association's trauma skills procedure lab beginning at 7:30 a.m. The lab features rotating stations where participants can learn more about treating a variety of injuries.

A pre-hospital trauma life support (PHTLS) refresher will also take place on April 11 at the Courtyard by Marriott Rome Riverwalk from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discounted hotel rooms are available for those who wish to attend the PHTLS refresher and the conference the next day. Please contact for more details.

"This is a great opportunity for EMS professionals, nursing and physicians to come together and learn how we can better serve the trauma needs of our region and state," said Bud Owens, executive director of Atrium Health Floyd EMS.

The event will also feature the Georgia EMS Association trauma skills procedure lab, which will require a small fee. It is open to EMS, first responders, nurses and other staff who work with trauma patients. Participants can receive continuing medical education credits.

To register for the summit and the skills lab, click on the following link:

About Atrium Health Floyd
The Atrium Health Floyd family of health care services is a leading medical provider and economic force in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Atrium Health Floyd is part of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,500 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center – a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center in Rome, Georgia; Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia; and Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; as well as Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center Behavioral Health – a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility in Rome – and also primary care and urgent care network locations throughout northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Atrium Health Floyd also operates a stand-alone emergency department in Chattooga County, the first such facility to be built from the ground-up in Georgia.

About Advocate Health
Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs nearly 155,000 team members across 68 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation's largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $6 billion in annual community benefits. ​