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AAMC members brief congressional staffers on importance of trauma care

AAMC, May 9, 2013

UTMB’s Dr. Bill Mileski and Sandy Murdock recently briefed congressional staffers on the critical role teaching hospitals play in operating the country’s highest level trauma centers at a Capitol Hill presentation sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Boston-area teaching hospitals’ coordinated response to the marathon bombings demonstrates the vital need for Level I trauma centers in communities. Moreover, the closure of the trauma center at UTMB [after Hurricane Ike] is a cautionary example of the disruption caused to an entire region when a trauma center goes offline.


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