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Atrium Medical Center Receives $50,000 Grant for Traffic Safety

September 21, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (September 21, 2021) – Atrium Medical Center’s Level III Trauma Center today announced the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Ohio Traffic Safety Office awarded $50,000 in federal funding to Atrium, which manages a traffic safety program in collaboration with other community partners. The funding is for the federal fiscal year 2022.

 

This is the twelfth consecutive year Atrium has received the grant, which will continue to fund the hospital’s traffic safety initiative known as Warren County Safe Communities Coalition. The coalition focuses on motor vehicle and traffic safety awareness initiatives. In addition to Atrium, coalition members include Warren County law enforcement agencies, local government agencies, Warren County Career Center, and Ohio State Highway Patrol.

 

Warren County Safe Communities will continue to partner with community members to increase the county’s traffic safety awareness by offering outreach campaigns and educational opportunities throughout the year.

 

“We are committed to working with our safety partners to raise awareness about traffic safety concerns in Warren County with the goal of preventing injuries from traffic crashes,” said Ann Brock, trauma outreach coordinator for Atrium Medical Center and coordinator for Warren County Safe Communities Coalition.

 

The Ohio Traffic Safety Office administers funding statewide that it receives from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to support the efforts of safety partners. Priority areas that are focused on include seatbelt use, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, and youth drivers.

 

Competitive grant proposals are accepted and reviewed by the state traffic safety division. The competitive process solicited proposals from state agencies, nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities, hospitals, political subdivisions, and other interested groups within selected Ohio counties and jurisdictions based upon the number of fatal crashes.

 

 

 

Media contact:

Jennifer Burcham

Site Manager, PR and Community Relations, Atrium Medical Center

513-214-8307; jmburcham@premierhealth.com

 

About Atrium Medical Center

Atrium Medical Center is Warren County’s only full-service hospital and Level III Trauma Center, located along the Interstate 75 corridor at exit 32, One Medical Center Drive in Middletown, between Cincinnati and Dayton. The hospital employs more than 1,400 people in full-time, part-time and on-call positions. Atrium is operated by Dayton-based nonprofit Premier Health.