One of the key pillars of the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute is community outreach. We feel compelled to do what we can to help minimize traumatic injury and equip our community with tools to help mitigate damage when an injury does occur. We do this through programs like Stop the Bleed and impaired driver education. We also take time each year to publically thank those that make up the great trauma support network across our region by hosting our annual Trauma Night of Recognition.



Trauma Night of Recognition

Through sponsorship and ticket sales, proceeds from the Night of Recognition provided crucial funds to the WVU School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery to help support the Trauma Center’s Injury Prevention Outreach Programs, which provide education to people of all ages.

For more information, click here to visit the event webpage.



Stop the Bleed

The ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign is a national program that links trained professionals with communities to teach and train teachers, law enforcement staff, first responders, and community leaders in the use of tourniquets, pressure dressings, and other various methods to give people who would otherwise bleed to death a chance to survive.

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Injury Prevention Program

  • School Age Children
  • Elderly
  • Concussion Education
  • Impaired Driving Education


Thankful for more time with family

Kevin Eckenrode suffered near fatal injuries from a boating accident at Deep Creek Lake.

Watch Kevin’s story.