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Published on August 10, 2016

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MU Trauma Team Raises Injury Prevention Awareness at Missouri State Fair

Trauma specialists from the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center will provide injury prevention tips at the Missouri State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 11, through Sunday Aug. 21.

A booth staffed by a team from MU Health Care’s Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center will be located in the MizzouCentral area of the MO-Ag Theatre, near the fair’s Centennial Entrance.

“Our multidisciplinary trauma team is committed to providing lifesaving care for the most critically injured,” said Jeffrey Coughenour, MD, medical director of MU Health Care’s trauma center and the Staff for Life Helicopter Service. “We treat approximately 1,200 patients each year at our trauma center. Our trauma prevention program takes a proactive approach to reducing serious injuries.”

MU Health Care’s trauma team and representatives from the Midwest Trauma Society will provide information on:

  • Trauma injury prevention, Thursday, Aug. 11
  • Trauma injury prevention, Friday, Aug. 12
  • Trauma injury prevention, Saturday, Aug. 13
  • Distracted and impaired driving, Sunday, Aug. 14
  • Burn prevention, Monday, Aug. 15
  • Distracted and impaired driving, Tuesday, Aug. 16
  • Older drivers and fall prevention, Wednesday, Aug. 17
  • Older drivers and fall prevention, Thursday, Aug. 18
  • Distracted and impaired driving, Friday, Aug. 19
  • Distracted and impaired driving, Saturday, Aug 20
  • Burn prevention, Sunday, Aug. 21

MU Health Care’s comprehensive trauma program uses a multidisciplinary team approach. Specially trained physicians, nurses, therapists, technicians, social workers and others collaborate to provide the highest quality of patient care from the time of injury through the rehabilitation process. As an American College of Surgeons-verified Level I Trauma Center, MU Health Care’s Frank L. Mitchell Jr., M.D., Trauma Center has the capability to provide total care for every aspect of injury.

For more information about the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., M.D., Trauma Center, please visit