Weatherford Democrat

May 15, 2013

WRMC offering free Vial of Life to PC residents


Weatherford Democrat

— 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.