PREMIER HEALTH JOINS ELDORA SPEEDWAY AS OFFICIAL HEALTHCARE PARTNER
Miami Valley Hospital and CareFlight To Staff Infield Care Center for Only Dirt Race in NASCAR
ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 16, 2014) — Premier Health/Miami Valley Hospital, Southwestern Ohio’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, will provide health and emergency services to Eldora Speedway’s 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic on Wednesday, July 23.
Recognized by NASCAR Medical Liaisons at the annual NASCAR Summit in Concord, NC with its ‘Teamwork Award’ for the inaugural NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event on dirt in 2013, Premier Health will support the drivers and team members in the only dirt race contested by any of the three National Series in NASCAR with a team of doctors and nurses. Additionally, one CareFlight helicopter and a mobile intensive care unit (MICU) will be on site for the event.
The Infield Care Center staff will once again work out of the Carolinas MED-1 mobile hospital.
Eldora and Premier Health have a longstanding relationship. CareFlight has stationed aircraft during events at the high-banked half-mile when possible for several years. Eldora has constructed a permanent helipad to enhance Emergency Medical Service at events and the pad is also available to the Volunteer Fire Departments and Rescue Squads of Darke and Mercer counties when needed for landing zone access for non-Eldora emergencies. Members of the Infield Care Center team will be part of over 130 emergency, fire, recovery and rescue professionals participating in certification and training exercises today (Friday, May 16) and tomorrow (Saturday, May 17) at Eldora.
About Miami Valley Hospital:
Miami Valley Hospital is the largest healthcare provider in the Dayton area with 800-staffed beds. It has the Dayton area’s only:
• Level 1 trauma center
• High-risk obstetrics and perinatal center in the same facility
• Level III-B NICU
• Air ambulance service
• Blood and marrow transplant unit
• Adult burn center
The hospital is served by 5,800 employees and 1,100 physicians in 50 primary and specialty medical practice areas. It holds Magnet Status in nursing and is a 2012 recipient of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, placing it among the top five percent of the hospitals in the U.S.
Miami Valley Hospital is a member of Premier Health, which also encompasses Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville, Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Atrium Medical Center in Warren County and Upper Valley Medical Center in Miami County.
For more information, please visit: www.MiamiValleyHospital.org
About Carolinas MED-1:
Carolinas MED-1, the first-of-its-kind mobile hospital, and owned by Carolinas Healthcare, is designed to provide comprehensive patient care at the site of a disaster or other mass casualty incident.
This versatile facility can also be used to temporarily replace or supplement a hospital emergency department, and is an excellent facility for providing on-site medical care for community, sporting or other events that attract large crowds.
Based in Charlotte, NC, it is staffed by a trained team of support personnel. It is capable of delivering life-saving treatment measures and comprehensive medical care in a clean, clinical environment. Carolinas MED-1 is scalable to the mission to which it is responding, capable of providing a staff of dozens for large-scale disasters to a staff of 10 when working with the clinical team from another healthcare facility.
For more information, please visit www.CarolinasHealthcare.org
About Eldora Speedway:
Since opening in 1954, Eldora Speedway has proven to be a frontrunner in motorsports growth and stability. Celebrating its 61st consecutive season in 2014, Eldora hosts some of the biggest events in grassroots racing.
The historic half-mile dirt oval hosts the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers, the $50,000-to-win Kings Royal for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Cars, the 44th Annual World 100, the USAC 4-Crown Nationals and on July 23, the CarCash Mudsummer Classic featuring the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the only dirt race contested by the three NASCAR National Series.
For tickets to all events, please visit EldoraSpeedway.com or call the Eldora Speedway box office at (937) 338-3815. Additionally, behind-the-scenes access can be found by following @EldoraSpeedway on Twitter, hitting ‘Like’ at Facebook.com/EldoraSpeedway and by viewing video highlights at YouTube.com/EldoraSpeedwayInc. The Eldora Speedway app for the iPhone, iPad and Android is also available for download via iTunes and Google Play.