MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center will recognize three patients and those who participated in the various stages of their care at the 10th Annual Night of Recognition at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 10) at the Morgantown Event Center.
At the event, each patient’s story will be told, and those who participated in their care will be presented with a Cornerstone of Recovery Award. Approximately 70 awards will be presented.
“This is a highly anticipated event every year, but this year is even more special because it’s our 10th event. Over the last 10 years, we’ve recognized dozens of patients and hundreds of individuals who participated in their care,” Alison Wilson, M.D., executive chair of the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, said. “At the heart of this event is the recognition that many people, who often go uncredited, participate in each trauma patient’s care, and without all of these professionals, these trauma victims would not go on to become trauma survivors. It is our honor to celebrate these hardworking individuals.”
The evening will begin with a reception followed by welcome remarks and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program, including the presentation of awards, will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Patients recognized at previous Night of Recognition celebrations will also be in attendance. Information on those patients and those honored for participating in their care can be found at https://www.hsc.wvu.edu/night-of-recognition/patient-honorees.
Through sponsorship and ticket sales, proceeds from the Night of Recognition will provide crucial funds to the WVU School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery to help support the Trauma Center’s Injury Prevention Outreach Programs, which provide education to people of all ages.
The Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, located at WVU Medicine’s J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, was created in the 1980s with the assistance and support of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd. It is named for Byrd’s grandson, who died as a result of an automobile crash. Each year, the Trauma Center treats more than 3,000 patients from all over West Virginia, as well as those from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
Attention reporters and editors: If you plan on covering the Night of Recognition, please confirm your attendance with Heather Sammons, communications specialist, at 304-285-7256 in advance.