HCA Florida Bayonet Level Hospital Awards Zephyrhills Excessive College

For Rising Seat Belt Use Amongst Teen Drivers

HUDSON, FL (June 21, 2023) – HCA Florida Bayonet Hospital has awarded a $500 scholarship to Zephyrhills Excessive College in recognition of its college students incomes “Most-Improved Seat Belt Use” amongst 9 (9) Pasco County excessive colleges taking part within the Protected Children Suncoast “Battle of the Belts” program. 

Established by Protected Children Florida Suncoast led by John Hopkins All Youngsters’s Hospital in 2009, Protected Children Florida Suncoast is a coalition of group group and companions dedicated to stopping accidents in youngsters and adolescents. “Battle of the Belts” makes use of pleasant, peer-to-peer competitions to extend seat belt use and reduce driving distractions amongst teenagers who statistically have the bottom utilization of seatbelts amongst all drivers. Fourteen (14) excessive colleges in Pasco counties take part in this system.

“As a Verified Degree 2 Trauma Middle and the one designated trauma middle in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties, it’s our obligation to acknowledge teen drivers who buckle up, restrict their driving distractions, and maintain their palms on the wheel,” says Melissa Pomeroy Rickheeram, trauma program director at HCA Florida Bayonet Hospital.

She provides motorized vehicle crashes rank because the second highest reason for accidents among the many hospital’s trauma sufferers. 

“This system is a good way to get youngsters concerned and encourages communication between friends to put on a seat belt,” notes Jim Cloversettle, a Pasco County sheriff’s officer and faculty useful resource officer at Zephyrhills Excessive College. “We’re most appreciative of the hospital’s recognition of this program.”

HCA Florida Bayonet Hospital’s $500 donation to Zephyrhills Excessive College will probably be used to fund provides and incentives for seatbelt and security consciousness, to be celebrated throughout Purple Ribbon Week. Purple Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, smoking and different drug & violence prevention consciousness marketing campaign noticed yearly in October within the US. It initially started as tribute to fallen DEA particular agent Camarena in 1985.  2023 theme is Be Sort to your Thoughts. Dwell Drug Free.

“Battle of the Belts” awards have been introduced to taking part Pasco and Pinellas county excessive colleges for Highest Seat Belt Use, Most-Improved Seat Belt Use; Finest College Marketing campaign, Finest Public Service Announcement, Finest Poster (conventional & digital), and Finest Essay.

HCA Florida Bayonet Hospital is situated at 14000 Fivay Street in Hudson.

About HCA Florida Bayonet Level Hospital

HCA Florida Bayonet Level Hospital is a 392-bed, full service acute care hospital that proudly supplies inpatient and outpatient providers for Hudson and surrounding communities. Our greater than 1600 workers and 316 physicians care like household for adults and kids of all ages. Key providers embrace 24/7 emergency care, Degree 2 Trauma Middle, Complete Stroke Middle, Coronary heart Middle, Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medication Middle, Orthopedic and Backbone Middle, Inpatient Rehabilitation Middle and Superior Surgical procedure Middle together with Minimally Invasive Surgical procedure. Awards and accolades embrace 27 hospital high quality awards in 2023 from Healthgrades, which replicate the hospital’s dedication to delivering better-than-expected scientific outcomes. 

Affiliated with HCA Healthcare, one of many nation’s main suppliers of healthcare, HCA Florida Healthcare is a collaborative healthcare community connecting roughly 11,000 physicians, 79,000 colleagues and greater than 650 hospitals, doctor practices, pressing care

facilities and different care websites throughout the state.