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Grand Strand Medical Center hosting Great American Safety Drive

(Source: Grand Strand Medical facebook) (Source: Grand Strand Medical facebook)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Grand Strand Medical Center will host the Air Methods Great American Safety Drive.

The 2nd annual drive sponsored by Air Methods will help raise awareness and funds for MedEvac Foundation International, which is a non-profit that supports the Air Medical and Critical Care Ground Transport Industrys ability to provide quality medical care and safe air and ground medical transportation for patients. 

The event will take place Wednesday,July 8 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Exhibitors will be set up near the Ambulance Bay at the Emergency Room at Grand Strand Medical Center to provide safety education for the public and hospital staff.

Exhibitors will include fire safety from the City of Myrtle Beach Fire Department, field sobriety from SC Highway Patrol, injury prevention from Grand Strand Medical Center's Trauma Center, helicopter landing zone safety training for Emergency Room staff (public is welcome to see the aircraft) by Air Methods, hands-only CPR,and other health information from Grand Strand Health employees.

The purpose of this grassroots campaign is to help educate the public and our staff about safety and health,” states Mark Sims, CEO of Grand Strand Health. “This campaign aligns with our mission of commitment to the care and improvement of human life.”

The drive kicked off June 10th at the Shreveport Municipal Stadium in Shreveport, LA for the southern route and will end in Long Beach, CA. This event is free and open to the public.

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