|[April 01, 2013]
International Summit Launches Korea-Arizona Trauma Council
PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--
A significant milestone toward the establishment of a national trauma
system in Korea will be put in place during the Korea-Arizona Trauma
Summit, April 1-3, when a delegation from that country meets with
government, medical and health care experts from Arizona. The summit,
hosted by the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation in collaboration with the
Arizona Department of Health Services, means that the people of Korea
will be closer to having access to coordinated, state-of-the-art trauma
Pictured from left to right: Mr. Oh Jae Sae; Governor Jan Brewer; CEO and President of Maricopa Integrated Health System Betsey Bayless; and Founder of the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation Bob Ramsey. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Korea-Arizona Trauma Summit will take place in Phoenix and Tucson.
It will include tours, numerous presentations and demonstrations
facilitated by medical and hospital leaders from Arizona's
internationally renowned EMS and Trauma System. A detailed schedule can
be found at http://www.starwesttech.com/ attachment_id=153.
The Korean delegation is comprised of 34 physicians, public health and
government officials, including Mr. Oh Jae Sae; Congressman National
Assembly, the Minister of Health and Welfare, Jung Woo Jin; the Chairman
of the Korean Society of Traumatology, Dr. Lee Jong Bouk; and the
President of the National Medical Center, Dr. Youn Yeo Kyu.
One of the high points of the unique, three-day international summit is
a Memo of Understanding that establishes a Korean Government Trauma
Council in Arizona on April 1. The memo includes the appointments of Bob
Ramsey, President and Founder of the Ramsey Social Justice Foundation;
and Dr. Bentley Bobrow of the Arizona Department of Health Services and
the Foundation's medical director, as official U.S. Councilors.
"This collaboration of medical expertise will continue to increase
clinical excellence in EMS and trauma systems and facilitate the
exchange of the latest medical care and information technologies on a
global scale," said Dr. Bobrow.
Among the state and local political officials at the Welcome Ceremony
will be Arizona Governor Jan Brewer; Congressman Ed Pastor; Phoenix
Mayor Greg Stanton; Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane; Director of Health
Services Will Humble; Director of the Arizona Department of Health
Services Bureau of EMS and Trauma System and Ramsey Social Justice
Foundation Medical Director Bentley Bobrow, M.D.; CEO and President of
Maricopa Integrated Health System Betsey Bayless; Chief of Glendale Fire
Department Mark Burdick; and Chief of Phoenix Fire Department Bob Khan.
Arizona facilities hosting portions of the summit will be the Maricopa
Integrated Health Systems, University of Arizona College of Medicine,
University Medical Center, Phoenix Fire Department, Starwest Tech
International, Rural/Metro Ambulance Services, Phoenix Children's
Hospital and Scottsdale Healthcare.
Bob Ramsey explained that the establishment of the trauma counsel has
its roots in meetings here last year when the Korean government
dispatched 12 trauma surgeons and public health officials to learn how
Arizona's globally renowned statewide EMS and Trauma System and
out-of-hospital electronic data measurement system were implemented.
"Those productive meetings resulted in forging close relationships
between Arizona EMS and Trauma System leaders, the Ramsey Social Justice
Foundation and the Korean Trauma Society," said Ramsey.
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