Weatherford Democrat

Front Page

May 15, 2013

WRMC offering free Vial of Life to PC residents

Weatherford Regional Medical Center is offering community members a free Vial of Life on Friday.

The Vial of Life is a bottle containing personal medical information, such as history and allergies, that should be placed in the refrigerator in case of an emergency. This information will help first responders and physicians determine what the best course of action is during an unexpected incident.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. It is important, especially in the case of a stroke, to have all of your medical information in one location.

“The earlier a patient receives medical attention, the greater chance of recovery” said Cyndi Aguirre, RN, director of Emergency Services at WRMC.

The Vial of Life is a smart way to store the information in a safe place, and in case of an emergency, medical personnel will be able to know who you are, what medications you are using, what illnesses you have and who is your emergency contact person, which all is critical in the case of a stroke.

To pick up a free Vial of Life, visit the Education Pavilion – the white building across from Weatherford Regional Medical Center – on Friday between 8 a.m. and  12:30 p.m. For more information, call Deb Williford at 817-599-1672.

Weatherford Regional Medical Center is a 99-all private bed hospital and a network of medical clinics serving Parker County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offers over 31 medical specialties, and the hospital offers services ranging from comprehensive imaging services to a 24-hour emergency department, expanded ICU, labor and delivery suites and more.

The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including Press Ganey Summit Award and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. For more information, call 817-341-CARE (2273) or visit www.weatherfordregional.com.

1
Text Only
Front Page
  • Aledo City Council Place 2 Candidates.jpg Q&A: Aledo City Council Place 2 candidates

    With some contested races in area school board and city council races on the May 10 ballots, the WD will provide a closer look at some of those through a question-and-answer feature with the candidates. Early voting begins April 28. Today we look at the candidates running for Place 2 on Aledo City Council.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • USAF photo.jpg Heroes riding for heroes

    The 12th annual Ride for Heroes bike ride this Saturday in Aledo will include some VIPs: members of the United States Air Force Cycling Team.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Little league makes pitch to city for lower user fees

    Weatherford Little League officials have asked the city to lower user fees to the league.

    April 17, 2014

  • 0418 one oregel, oscar.jpeg Trunk full of cash leads to trip to jail

    After a traffic stop late Monday night in Parker County, the Texas Department of Public Safety seized more than $54,000 from a man who, DPS says, admitted to trafficking in narcotics for people he met in Mexico.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • cigarette butts.jpg No butts about it, smoking ban nears

    Weatherford eating establishments have just over a week to get their no smoking signs in place and prepare for the no smoking ordinance enacted by the city council in February to go into effect.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Proposed change in city charter goes before W’ford voters next month

    Weatherford residents will have the chance to vote on a pair of charter amendments on Election Day May 10.

    April 16, 2014

  • IMG_7134.JPG Despite cold, peach crops looking rosy

    Parker County peach growers won’t know for sure for a few more days, but as of Wednesday, one day after April temperatures plummeted into the low 30s, they’re predicting a good, even rosy, peach harvest for this year’s Parker County Peach Festival.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Animal shelter throwing a party

    The Weatherford Parker County Animal Shelter made a promise to its staff, volunteers and rescues that if the shelter was able to achieve a 90 percent live release rate by the end of March, the shelter would throw a community-wide party to celebrate its accomplishments.

    April 16, 2014

  • Veterans Memorial Rendering.jpg Cabin fever

    Weatherford Parks and Recreation officials are looking to renovate two areas to make them more user friendly.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Parker County man killed in single-vehicle wreck

    A 60-year-old Parker County man was killed around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash in the 2100 block of FM Road 3325, also known as Farmer Road.

    April 15, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks