Wake Forest Baptist to Serve as Official Medical Provider at MerleFest
N.C. – April 25,
2018 – Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center will serve as the official
medical provider at this year’s MerleFest, one of the premier music festivals
in the country.
of the Triad State Medical Assistance Team (SMAT), hosted by Wake Forest
Baptist, will work with Wilkes County EMS to provide medical care to people
attending the festival, which starts tomorrow (Thursday, April 26) and runs
through Sunday on the campus of Wilkes Community College.
SMAT personnel will set up and staff a mobile medical unit and also operate an
EMS all-terrain vehicle, allowing them to quickly respond to illnesses or
injuries during the event.
typically treat people who need minor medical care due to heat exhaustion or
injuries from a fall, often saving them a trip to the hospital,” said Corey
Roberts, regional health care preparedness planner for Wake Forest Baptist.
“For the more serious illnesses or traumatic injuries, we can triage patients
at the scene and get them transported directly to an appropriate facility for
Forest Baptist also will provide health and wellness-related materials at the
festival, including information about the services available at Wake Forest Baptist
Health–Wilkes Medical Center in North Wilkesboro and
tips about children’s health, injury prevention and other topics.
Medical Center has a long history of taking care of our area’s health care
needs,” said J.
Gene Faile, president of Wilkes Medical Center. “We are pleased to
continue that tradition by helping to ensure that everyone attending MerleFest
has a safe and enjoyable time.”
July, Wake Forest Baptist began a long-term lease of what had been known as
Wilkes Regional Medical Center.
then it has integrated the renamed facility into its extensive health care
network and developed plans to expand the range of services offered at the
hospital and in surrounding areas, including providing certified athletic
trainers at the four public high schools in Wilkes County.4/25/2018http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2018/Wake_Forest_Baptist_to_Serve_as_Official_Medical_Provider_at_MerleFest.htm
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