Augusta, GA — Doctors Hospital Trauma Services will mark National Trauma Survivors Day with a Trauma Survivors Reception on Wednesday, May 22 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Area trauma survivors will come together at Doctors Hospital in celebration of their trauma injury survival and recovery.

Each year nearly 200,000 people lose their lives to trauma related injuries, making them the second leading cause of death in people ages 46 and under, totaling more than cancer, heart disease and AIDS combined. Since becoming verified by the American College of Surgeon Commission on Trauma in February 2018, Doctors Hospital's Level II Trauma Center has served more than 1,900 patients from across the CSRA.

"Trauma care is important in the critical moments after an injury," said Dr. Christopher Hogan, Trauma Medical Director at Doctors Hospital. "We know the comprehensive care that trauma survivors receive even after they've been discharged is as important as they adjust to life after their injuries."

The event will begin with area trauma survivors sharing their stories and include a special awards presentation. The reception will also feature trauma injury prevention education and activities.

"We are committed to care for trauma patients at the most critical time, during that golden hour, it's also our job to educate our community on trauma injury prevention. We hope this event will celebrate the trauma patients we've had the privilege of saving and raise community awareness to prevent trauma injuries," said Anastasia Hartigan, Vice President of Trauma Services.