Mass Gathering: America’s Cup Medical Support Team
Kaiser Permanente (KP), one of the nation’s leading health care organizations, has served as the Official Medical Services Partner for the America’s Cup in San Francisco last summer, and will continue in that role this summer. KP will be deploying a large team of clinicians, led by Emergency Physicians with extensive experience in Disaster Medicine. The team’s goal is to significantly enhance existing emergency response resources and first aid capabilities on-site by providing highest quality health care for spectators and athletes at the sailing races and related events. With up to 2 million spectators from around the world expected to visit San Francisco over 3 months of racing and related activities, this international sporting event promises to be a unique and extended experience in Mass Gathering Medicine.
KP has a demonstrated commitment to the communities we serve—and to those that are underserved. This commitment includes resident rotations in community clinics, global health rotations, and organized responses to domestic and international disasters. Since 1947, KP has supported a wide array of residency programs including fully sponsored programs, and affiliated programs with institutions such as Stanford, UCSF, Alameda County/Highland Medical Center, and UC Davis. Several KP Emergency Departments serve as the primary community medicine rotations for EM residents from affiliated institutions. As such, KP is well positioned to provide trainees with experiences in public events, including the 2013 America’s Cup events.
There will be 3 sites of medical care, ranging from a small first-aid station, to a full-scale, 1800 square foot medical facility incorporating bedside emergency ultrasound, specialty consultation via videoconferencing, point of care laboratory and radiographic testing, as well as advanced emergency interventions. Watch A Sneak Peak at America’s Cup Clinic, showcasing the 1800 square foot clinic built in the heart of the America’s Cup park.
KP Medical Support locations at the America’s Cup event will be considered clinical sites within the KP system from July 4 through September 22, 2013. Please read more about our curriculum highlights and suggested reading.[wpdm_file id=47]
We are pleased to welcome the following residents participating in the America’s Cup elective:
- Allison Binkowski, Highland Hospital
- Eddie Magee, Highland Hospital
- Elena Ewert, Denver Health Medical Center
- Elizabeth Dei Rossi, Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Eric Ladd, Stanford University/Kaiser Permanente
- Charles Pearce, Northwestern University
- Gehres Paschal, St. Lukes Roosevelt
- George Mittendorf, University of California, San Francisco (Fresno)
- Joseph Chan, University of California, Los Angeles
- Kei Ko, Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Neda Farzan, University of California, San Francisco
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