Trauma Survivors Network (TSN)
The Center for Trauma and Critical Care (CTACC) is a proud member of the American Trauma Society Trauma Survivor’s Network. The injury prevention team, led by Ms. Helaina Roisman, hosts the TSN program at GW Hospital. The program includes a monthly support group meeting, individual peer to peer support sessions and annual events to honor and celebrate trauma survivors. The GW TSN program engages with multiple departments within the hospital and with other hospitals in the country in order to provide the most appropriate support and opportunities for trauma survivors in the region. The group is open to all trauma survivors, family members, and loved ones. It is a space where individuals who have experienced traumatic injury can connect with others who have experienced similar circumstances.
Annual Trauma Survivors Day
Since 2012, George Washington University has held an annual celebration for patients who survived extremely severe injuries. This day, which is usually held at close to Thanksgiving, provides an opportunity for our staff to re-engage with these patients, give thanks for their recovery and also for our own fortunes, and highlight the rewards of our collective service as care providers. Members from all departments of the hospital and medical staff join 4-6 select patients in this annual celebration.
GW Trauma Highlights
- DC Families for Safe Streets: Here, a number of GW Trauma Survivors share their stories to raise awareness and to advocate for safer streets.
- GW Hospital Event for Trauma Survivors, Stories of Lives Saved: Several GW Trauma Survivors are highlighted in this WTOPNews article, meant to raise awareness and to advocate for safer streets.
- BeStreetSmart.net: Several GW Trauma Survivors are highlighted in this campaign, meant to raise awareness and to advocate for safer streets. This is an ongoing campaign each year the GW injury prevention team partners with Street Smart to link trauma survivors to the campaign and share their stories.