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SMMC Staff Participate in Hands-on Emergency Training Exercise Hosted by LifeFlight

05/24/2013

Sixteen members of Southern Maine Medical Center’s Emergency department participated in a hands-on emergency training session on May 22 hosted by LifeFlight. Through a state-of-the-art simulation, the physicians, nurses and ED assistants practiced rarely-used critical pediatric skills. Pictured left-to-right: Angie Collins, ED Assistant; Kelsey Shields, ED RN; Jessica Stevens, ED Physician; Erin Dietz, ED RN; Heather Cady, LifeFlight RN.

About Southern Maine Medical Center
Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is a national award-winning healthcare system, including an acute care medical center licensed for 150 beds in Biddeford, Maine, offering excellent clinical care and a multi-specialty physician services group with medical offices providing outpatient care located in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard Beach and Saco. Non-emergency care is available without an appointment seven days a week at SMHC’s Walk-In Care center in Saco. SMHC is Joint Commission accredited, Pathway to Excellence designated, state-licensed, and is a member of Southern Maine Medical Center and the MaineHealth system. To learn more visit www.smmc.org or @smmcHealth.

About LifeFlight Foundation
The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that provides fundraising and public relations support to LifeFlight of Maine. Supported by the generosity of the many friends of LifeFlight, the Foundation raises funds for aircraft, medical equipment, hospital helipads, statewide aviation improvements and the many educational outreach programs offered by the LifeFlight crew. To learn more visit http://www.lifeflightmaine.org/about-us/lifeflight-foundation.

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lbroberts@smmc.org

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