September 6, 2011

Johns Hopkins ED staffs medical tents at Grand Prix

At the request of city officials and organizers of the Baltimore Grand Prix, the Johns Hopkins Department of Emergency Medicine provided doctors, nurses and paramedics to staff medical tents at the Labor Day weekend event as a public service. More than 100,000 spectators were expected to attend the three-day event.

“Johns Hopkins has a long-standing tradition of assisting the city with our high-level expertise in emergency planning and response,” said James Scheulen, chief administrative officer of the Department of Emergency Medicine. “This is a great way for us to again show how much we appreciate being part of Baltimore and that we are here to serve the community with the best medical care in the country.”

Johns Hopkins staffed three tents, set up inside the viewing area of the racetrack, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. to offer emergency medical services to visitors and spectators. The Department of Emergency Medicine provided doctors and nurses, and the Johns Hopkins Lifeline critical transport service provided nurses and paramedics. Michael Millin, an emergency physician at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, led and oversaw the staff and operations.