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Doctors Medical Center Launches Every 15 Minutes Spring Series

Mar 20, 2018
Level II Trauma Center is dedicated to helping the community decrease preventable injuries

Modesto, Calif. – Sometimes life’s lessons are best learned through experience. To help teens do this in a safe way, Doctors Medical Center is once again participating in the spring series of Every 15 Minutes in the Central Valley. The series kicked off with a recent event at Ripon High School.

The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks, and focuses on teaching teens the dangers of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while driving. The hospital is working in coordination with a broad coalition of local agencies including the California Highway Patrol, local law enforcement and emergency medical responders. This powerful, two-day program challenges students to think about their responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends and their community. Teens know the intellectual statistics. However, many share the belief it will never happen to them.

The Trauma Services Injury Prevention Program at DMC, led by Rena Lepard, Program Coordinator, is working hard to decrease drunk driving crashes among youth by proudly participating in Every 15 Minutes. DMC contributes to the program by offering our emergency facilities and equipment, and participation from our clinical staff and security personnel.

As a Level II Trauma Center, Doctors Medical Center treats some of the most severe trauma cases. If you are critically injured, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive advanced care from the time of entry into the hospital to the time of discharge or transfer. All trauma patients have access to specialists, both surgical and non-surgical, to help facilitate a rapid and full recovery from injuries.

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