Trauma Experts from New York Hospital Queens Available for Comment re: Vision Zero

Friday, June 06, 2014

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CONTACTS:

Elizabeth Streich, 718-670-2515, els9136@nyp.org
Allison Fleming, 718-670-2374, alf9034@nyp.org

Trauma Experts from New York Hospital Queens Available for Comment re: Vision Zero

As New York City ramps up its “Vision Zero” plan to eliminate traffic deaths and with the City Council’s recent passage of 11 bills to crack down on drivers who commit traffic violations that put pedestrians and other drivers at risk of serious injury and death, New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) trauma experts are available to comment.

These doctors can speak to the importance of this effort to reduce the number of traffic accident victims who have to be rushed to NYHQ’s Level 1 Trauma Center with life-threatening blunt force injuries. They can describe the types of injuries seen in someone who has been hit by a car while walking across a street or involved in a car accident – injuries that the expert trauma teams here treat all too often.

INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE WITH:

-Slobodan (Danny) Jazarevic, M.D., director, Trauma and Critical Care, NYHQ. A retired Army colonel, Dr. Jazarevic is a highly decorated war veteran who managed combat teams that treated wounded soldiers in Panama, Desert Storm, Africa, Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq.

-Jason Sample, M.D., chief, Section of Acute, Trauma and Critical Care, NYHQ, and assistant clinical professor, surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College.

-Elan M. Goldwyn, M.D., director, Orthopaedic Trauma Service, NYHQ. He is an expert in treating patients with severe fractures, as well as those in need of post-traumatic deformity reconstruction.

THE TRAUMA CENTER AT NEW YORK HOSPITAL QUEENS
The Emergency Department at New York Hospital Queens is a Level 1 Trauma Center, as designated by the New York State Department of Health. This designation means that a complete support staff of physicians is always available to treat life-threatening traumatic injuries, and includes specialists in surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesia, orthopedics, vascular radiology, and others. NYHQ’s Level 1 Trauma Center treats more than 1,000 adult and pediatric trauma cases each year.

ABOUT NEW YORK HOSPITAL QUEENS
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University. For more information on New York Hospital Queens, visit www.nyhq.org.

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