Trauma: Preventing Injury

Because our mission is to reduce regional trauma-related death and disability, Mercyhealth is committed to injury prevention through many community outreach initiatives.

Concussion services

Even when it’s mild, a concussion can be a real brain injury that requires medical attention to prevent further problems. Project ImPACT is part of a national concussion screening and follow-up program Mercy offers to schools and head trauma patients. To learn more, call Mercy Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Janesville at (608) 754-6000.

CPR and first aid classes

CPR and first aid classes for the public can be scheduled through our Mercy Regional Emergency Medical Services Training Centers in Janesville and Lake Geneva. For information, call Janesville at (608) 756-6182 or Lake Geneva at (262) 245-2195.

Distracted driver pledge

In the U.S., unintentional traffic accidents are the leading cause of death in individuals aged 1 to 34. Increasingly, accidents are caused by distracted drivers. Take our Distracted Driver Pledge and share it with your loved ones.

Driver Assessment Program

Mercyhealth designed this program to determine your ability to drive safely, whether you’re recovering from an illness or injury or are simply concerned about how aging has affected your or your loved one’s driving skills. The program is headquartered at the Mercy Occupational Conditioning Center in Janesville. To learn more, call (608) 755-7998.

ThinkFirst

This nationwide, award-winning, evidence-based program teaches young people how to avoid or reduce their chances of being injured. Mercyhealth implemented the ThinkFirst program as part of its trauma education initiative. Our ThinkFirst coordinators provide education for third- and fourth-grade students in Rock County and surrounding areas. They visit schools to teach kids about the importance of thinking first to stay safe in any activity. Our program features Street Smart, Mercy’s popular mascot and safety superhero.

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