Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Winchester Medical Center

 

 

Our state designated Level II Trauma Center at Winchester Medical Center provides immediate care for severe and traumatic injuries. Our team includes board-certified physicians, advanced practice clinicians and some of the top specialists in our area. The Trauma Bay is staffed 24/7 with a team of dedicated, knowledgeable, skilled trauma surgeons, ED providers and specially trained trauma nurses. All entities of the hospital use state of the art equipment to ensure comprehensive, safe and efficient care throughout the entire hospitalization.

TSN Coordinator

Perry McAlister, BSN, RN, CEN
PMcalister
Email Coordinator

Address
1840 Amherst St
Winchester, Virginia, 22601

Telephone
work: 540-536-5587


Upcoming Programs & Events

Trauma Talk via Zoom

The third Wednesday of each month • 7pm

This group provides a chance to meet other trauma survivors, share your trauma story, and potentially start to support current patients. The meetings are perfect for those who are newly recovering as well as those who are further along in recovery and want to take a new turn in their healing process. Please come and share your experience while learning from others as well! Please contact Perry if you're interested in joining this zoom group. Learn more

May is Trauma Awareness Month!

May 2023

The entire month of May is focused on raising awareness for trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day Learn more

Next Steps Online

The NextSteps program is a free 6-week self management course designed to recognize that YOU play the most important role in your recovery. based on the principles of self-management. It uses techniques that have been scientifically proven to increase one’s self confidence and sense of empowerment. NextSteps teaches you the skills to become an active self manager of your health and your life Learn more

National Trauma Survivors Day!

5/18/22

The 3rd Weds. in May is National Trauma Survivors Day! We celebrate together the strength and resiliency of trauma survivors, their family/friends, and the trauma professionals who go above and beyond every day. Learn more


Community Resources

Brain Injury Services

http://braininjurysvcs.org/

Brain Injury Services helps children and adults with a brain injury build the skills and confidence they need to lead a fulfilling and productive life.

SPINALpedia

https://spinalpedia.com/

SPINALpedia is a social mentoring network and video archive that allows the spinal cord injury community to motivate each other with the knowledge and triumphs gained from our individual experiences.

Amputee Coalition

https://www.amputee-coalition.org/

Amputtee Coalition's mission is to reach out to and empower people affected by limb loss to achieve their full potential through education, support and advocacy, and to promote limb loss prevention.

Brain Injury Association of Virginia

https://www.biav.net/

The mission of the Association is to advance education, awareness, support, treatment and research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by brain injury.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

Blue Ridge Hospice Grief Counseling

https://brhospice.org/community-grief-support/

Our counseling services are now offered socially distanced in-person, by phone and virtually. You can find updates on our groups at the link above and you can reach us at 540-313-9214

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

http://www.christopherreeve.org/

The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information, and advocacy. Contact Information: 1-800-225-0292

American Trauma Society

https://www.amtrauma.org/

The American Trauma Society is dedicated to the elimination of needless death and disability from injury. For 50 years, the ATS has served as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and survivors of trauma and their families throughout the United States. Our mission is to Save Lives, Improve Care, & Empower Survivors. Contact Information: (800) 556-7890

National Center for Victims of Crime

https://victimsofcrime.org/

The National Center for Victims of Crimes 1. Advocates for Stronger Rights, Protections, and Services for Crime Victims, 2. Provides Education, Training, and Evaluation, and 3. Serves as a Trusted Source of Current Information on Victims' Issues. This website helps survivors and families find local assistance, learn about crime and its effects, and browse resources to help victims of crime to rebuild their lives. (Also see VictimConnect Resource Center). Contact Information: (202) 467-8700

National Institute of Mental Health

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

This website provides mental health education about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Information includes signs and symptoms of PTSD as well as professional treatment of PTSD. Call 1-866-615-6464 (toll-free) or visit their website.


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