Tampa Bay/Hudson, FL – Brooks Rehabilitation recently honored patients and staff from Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point during a Trauma Awareness Month event on May 12 at the Rao Musunuru MD Conference Center at 141000 Yosemite Drive, Hudson, Florida 34669.

The program featured Gary McCarrick who shared his powerful story on survival aftersustaining a traumatic spinal cord injury which left him paralyzed from the neck down. This exciting event was also an opportunity for other past patients to reconnect with the trauma staff who saved their lives. Mr. McCarrick was treated at both Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s Trauma Center and Brooks Rehabilitation.

Also in attendance to share their power survival story, were a group of previous patients who experienced a traumatic experienced and were cared for in this region. For more information contact Kurt Conover at (727) 861-5141 or kurt.conover@hcahealthcare.com.

About Brooks Rehabilitation:

Brooks Rehabilitation has been serving the southeast for over 40 years. As a non-profit organization, Brooks Rehabilitation, based in Jacksonville, FL, operates one of the nation’s largest inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in the US with 157 beds, one of the region’s largest home healthcare agencies, 26 outpatient rehabilitation clinics, a skilled nursing unit dedicated to orthopedic rehabilitation, a rehabilitation medicine physician practice and a campus designed for senior services with skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care. In addition, Brooks Rehabilitation operates the Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Research Center which specializes in research for stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and more to advance the science of rehabilitation. Brooks Rehabilitation also provides many low or no cost community programs and services such as the Brooks Clubhouse and our Brooks Adaptive Sports and Recreation Program to improve the quality of life for people living with physical disabilities. For more information, visit BrooksRehab.org.

PHOTOS: Celebration of Life event