Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Wake Forest Baptist Health

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Welcome to the Trauma Survivors Network at Wake Forest Baptist Health! The Trauma Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health is located in Winston Salem, North Carolina. We are a Level I Trauma Center for western North Carolina as well as parts of Southern Virginia and Tennessee. A Level I Trauma Center has the doctors, equipment and staff to treat patients with severe traumatic and complicated injuries and serves as a regional resource center with the capacity to provide leadership and total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation. Our facility received the first Level I Pediatric Emergency Department distinction in the state, and Brenner Children’s Emergency Department is the only emergency department in the region that is designed just for children. The health care professionals who care for adult and pediatric trauma patients receive specialized training in the most up-to-date practices of traumatology. Our connection with Wake Forest School of Medicine uniquely positions us to train the next generation of trauma practitioners where we utilize the most advanced clinical research and techniques to inform excellence in clinical medicine, research, patient care, and community health.


Upcoming Programs & Events

2017 Trauma Survivors Reunion

May 16th, 2017 • Presentation: 5:00pm; Game: 7:00pm

We invite survivors and their families to join us for a presentation and reunion at the Winston Salem Dash Baseball Park to celebrate life and resilience! Learn more

NextSteps

Every Thursday: 4/6/17-5/11/17 • 5:00-7:30pm

NextSteps is a free, interactive program to help you manage your life after a serious injury. It will help you explore ways your life has changed and how you can move forward. Before your injury, you were on your own path in life, one that you expected to continue. However, injuries can change those plans and you may find yourself dealing with uncertainty. Will you get back to your old self and the path you were on? Or are you facing changes that will lead you down a new road in life? NextSteps can help you work through this uncertainty. Join us! Learn more

OASIS (Outreach & Supportive Information Sharing)

Every Monday & Thursday • 10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Family and friends of patients currently admitted to our Trauma Center are invited to take time to relax, have a snack and learn more about the emotional impact of trauma. Groups are held twice a week on Monday and Thursday mornings on the North 5 and Reynolds 9 floor waiting rooms. Join us! Learn more

Trauma Survivors Network: Support Group

Last Wednesday of Every Month (Except Dec) • 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Trauma survivors and their loved ones are provided with the opportunity to come together as a group to support each other in their recovery process. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack or dessert to share. Please contact Liz White if you are interested in attending the monthly support groups. Conference call accessibility is available --contact Liz to get call access information and directions for calling in. The December group will be held early due to holidays. For 2017, the December group will be a year-end party on 12/13/16. Learn more

Live Again: Amputee Support Group

Third Thursday of Every Month • 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

Live Again is a support group for amputees and family provided by the rehabilitation center at Wake Forest Baptist Health. It is a voluntary support group aimed at offering an open, informal and welcoming forum in which to meet new friends and create a supportive and informative environment to any amputee or loved one who is in need. Learn more

SpiNet: Spinal Cord Injury Support Group

Third Thursday of Every Month • 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm

SpiNet is a support group for spinal cord injury survivors and their family provided by the rehabilitation center at Wake Forest Baptist Health. It offers individuals with a spinal cord injury, as well as their family and friends to come together as peers, friends, and mentors in a variety of community-based leisure activities. Learn more