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Bayhealth Thanks Flood Family for Gift


Jim Flood, Jr., Ann Marie Flood

A new plaque outside trauma room A2 in the emergency department at Bayhealth Kent General acknowledges a generous gift from Jim and Ann Marie Flood, Jr.At a reception held recently at Bayhealth Kent General, family and friends celebrated the life of Mr. Flood’s mother, Mary C. Flood, who passed away in 2012. Trauma Bay 2 is named in her honor.

Mr. Flood shared fond recollections of his mother, a caring woman who touched the lives of many people. The gathering included many family members who remembered Mary Flood’s compassion and concern for others.

Sandee Gelven, MSN, RN, CEN, director of emergency & trauma services, spoke about the impact gifts such as this one have on patient care in the trauma setting.

“I was present one evening when we received 3 trauma patients at one time. To see all the emergency department staff members and the trauma team in action was like watching an orchestra. Each member played a part in the care of our patients,” Gelven said.

Gelven concluded, “I am lucky because, on a regular basis, I get to see the care provided and the difference we make in our patients’ lives. Thank you, Jim and Ann Marie, for your commitment to our program.”

Bayhealth has provided the community with quality trauma care since 1998. In 2013, Bayhealth Kent General’s Emergency & Trauma Services treated over 17,500 injuries; over 800 of these sustained major trauma. Trauma admissions have increased by 7% annually.

Jim and Ann Marie Flood’s gift will ensure that Bayhealth can continue to give our critically-ill patients the very best chance of survival and recovery.

Bayhealth is grateful for the support that the Floods and many other community members have contributed towards our mission and growth.

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