International Horse Trials Announces Partnership With Floyd Medical
International Horse Trials (GIHT) announced today that it has
formed a partnership with the Floyd Medical Center of Rome, Georgia
to provide medical services for this new CCI**** event in the
USA to be held October, 2005.
Pollard, GIHT Executive Director, said, Safety and medical
support are vital aspects of event organization for both competitors
and visitors. Were delighted that Floyd Medical Center has
agreed to become a partner in providing these important services.
It's wonderful that the local community is so enthusiastic about
this world-class event that's still two years away. They realize
it's not too early to prepare and plan for an event of this scale.
The cooperation, support and enthusiasm are telling signs of a
quality competition in the making.
are crafting a comprehensive plan to provide standard medical
support for such a large community event, as well as specialized
services specific to the sport of eventing. Floyd Medical Center
personnel are learning about the sport by attending other international
events. Training and drills will be held to ensure that the plans
are functional. A team concept will be utilized with paramedics,
emergency medical technicians (EMTs), physicians, nurses and other
medical provider has to be willing to plan and grow with an international
event of this size and the Floyd personnel have expressed their
sincere interest to be involved from the ground up, added
Rusty Lowe, EMT-P Safety Coordinator and Medical Officer. The
medical services have to be specific to the layout of the event
for rapid response to any emergency involving competitors and
spectators. This requires intense planning, preparation and resources."
are very excited to become a partner in an event of this caliber,
stated Stanley Payne, director of Emergency Medical Services at
Floyd Medical Center. Our staff has considerable experience
in providing emergency coverage at many different venues for community
events. We are able to bring a variety of access vehicles for
medics to use to quickly provide medical care and transport, if
it is needed. The EMS Service at Floyd Medical Center was
recently chosen as EMS Service for the State of Georgia for 2003.
This is the third time this EMS service has been so honored statewide.
Stuenkel, President and CEO of Floyd Medical Center, commented,
This event will provide many economic and tourism benefits
for our community and we are proud to have been chosen to play
such a vital part in the Georgia International Horse Trials at