FT. WORTH – In advance of prom and party season, Medical City Alliance recently partnered with Keller Independent School District to produce “Shattered Dreams,” an accident reenactment designed to illustrate the often tragic consequences associated with drunk driving. Keller Central High School was the host high school for this annual event.
“Shattered Dreams provides us with another opportunity to collaborate with KISD,” said Glenn Wallace, CEO of Medical City Alliance. “Medical City Alliance is truly invested in our community and we appreciate KISD asking us to support this important and potentially lifesaving event.”
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, there were more than 13-thousand crashes in 2017 involving young drivers (17-34 years of age) who were driving under the influence of alcohol. Those crashes led to 535 fatalities and 1,355 serious injuries.
The reenactment played out in front of Keller Central High School students and was videotaped by Keller Center for Advanced Learning students so it can be shared with other KISD high schools. In addition to Medical City Alliance serving as the hospital where “victims” were transported, emergency room physicians, nurses, technicians and facility emergency management played roles in the reenactment.
“Not only do we support the school district and help demonstrate the potentially deadly dangers associated with drunk driving,” said Jason Quick, emergency management coordinator for Medical City Alliance, “Shattered Dreams is also great opportunity for the emergency department to train, helping ensure we are ready for actual emergencies.”
Shattered Dreams reenactments are intentionally scheduled to coincide with the beginning of the graduation and prom season, when students are often faced with drinking and driving situations. Medical City Alliance, Keller ISD, and other community partners share the common goal of spreading the lifesaving message of Shattered Dreams.
About Medical City Alliance
Medical City Alliance is a full-service, 75-bed, acute care facility serving the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. The hospital offers a variety of services, specializing in women’s, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care. Medical City Alliance is a “green” facility, silver LEED certified for environmental and energy efficiency.
Medical City Alliance is part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).