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January 11, 2014
An Evening In Orange is a black tie gala and benefit auction supporting The University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine’s continued efforts to expand and lead the region in excellence of patient care, cutting edge research, and training and education of tomorrow’s health professionals. In the five-year history of An Evening in Orange, the community has come together to raise close to $3 million in support of UT Medical Center programs such as the Center for Women and Children’s Health, the Medical Simulation Center, the Brain and Spine Institute, the Cancer Institute, and the region’s first dedicated Heart Hospital.
The sixth annual An Evening in Orange will be held January 11, 2014 at Cherokee Country Club and the theme is Midnight in Paris. The University of Tennessee Medical Center has reserved the entire club for the night—its clubhouse, tennis courts, pool, and golf course—and is hoping to host 700 of Knoxville’s community leaders in an unforgettable night for an undeniable cause. All proceeds will benefit the expansion of emergency & trauma facilities at The University of Tennessee Medical Center which houses the area’s only Level I Trauma Center.
To purchase tickets click here.
Level I is the highest designation the state of Tennessee gives for trauma centers. It means the Trauma Unit at UT Medical Center is the most qualified in the region, and serves as the tertiary referral center for all trauma patients—adult and pediatric—for Knox County and 21 surrounding counties in East Tennessee. Last year it treated over 4,000 patients in just four bays, and the proposed expansion will increase the number of bays to eight. It will also provide a serene, secure space for the many psychiatric patients within the emergency and trauma department.
“The medical center’s vision, to be nationally recognized for excellence in patient care, medical education and biomedical research, is embodied in our commitment to trauma care which extends beyond the acute care setting and includes education, research, and systems planning at the local, state and national levels. Providing a designated space for patients with psychiatric needs and doubling the capacity of the trauma bays will allow the region’s ONLY Level 1 Trauma Center to serve more people in East Tennessee at their greatest time of need. “
Wm. David Hall
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
“Ensuring that the patients arrive at our trauma center as quickly as possible requires an efficient regional system of care that includes ground and air prehospital providers as well as other hospitals. Caring for them requires virtually the entire hospital acting as a team- physicians, nurses, medics, technicians, therapists, clerks, chaplains, and support personnel. The trauma team works with providers throughout the region to create a regional system of care that ensures that the right patient gets to the right place at the right time.”
Brian J. Daley, MD, FACS, MBA, FCCP, CNSP
Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Trauma/Critical Care, General Surgery, Trauma and Critical Care
For more information on Emergency and Trauma Services, click here.