Sunday, March 21, 2010

Save the date! - Shannon Medical Center Charity Sporting Clay Shoot , July 16 & 17, 2010

The 11th Annual Shannon Sporting Clay Shoot will be held Friday and Saturday, July 16 and 17, at the San Angelo Claybird Association in San Angelo, Texas. Through the past eleven years, the event has grown into the second largest charity shoot in Texas attracting more than 450 shooters and 1,500 spectators while raising more than $1,000,000 benefiting Juvenile Diabetes, Sports Medicine, Shannon’s Children’s Miracle Network program and Shannon AirMed1.

All event proceeds raised at this year’s shoot will benefit the following programs at Shannon Medical Center:

Oncology – Angel Fund – Shannon Medical Center serves more than 1,100 patients each year through its outpatient chemotherapy and oncology program. The Oncology Angel Fund provides assistance for these patients for medications or other out-of-pocket expenses that are not covered through insurance.

AirMed1 - Support for region served – Shannon AirMed1 serves as the Concho Valley’s only Air Ambulance, bringing critical emergency care directly to the patient. They work in partnership with many outlying EMS services and hospitals throughout the region and will use proceeds to provide equipment and education to these organizations to further improve patient outcomes.

Emergency Department – Shannon’s Emergency Department sees more than 45,000 patients each year from throughout West Texas. As the first line of care for many patients, our highly-trained nurses and physicians provide critical care quickly including trauma care and 24/7 cardiovascular and stroke care. The department is upgrading its technology to further accelerate and share data, expediting patient care.

Trauma – Shannon Trauma Services serves as the hub of the region’s Level III trauma center, facilitating Shannon’s trauma program as well as all regional dispatch communication, emergency management and disaster preparedness, and trauma prevention education. Funds will be used toward additional equipment and training that would further enhance critical care for trauma patients within the region.

Children’s Asthma Camp - Shannon Sneeze and Wheeze Asthma Camp is a four day, medically supervised day camp for children who are entering grades 4th - 7th who have been diagnosed with asthma. The program is designed to give local asthmatic children the opportunity to participate in a camping experience that may otherwise be denied because of their medical condition.

Nurse Education – The Shannon Nurse Education Fund will provide funds to Shannon nursing staff for specialized workshops and conferences outside of the organization. These educational experiences provide an opportunity for staff to enhance their patient care knowledge, learn from colleagues and develop innovative ideas to further
enhance patient care.

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