Trauma Center - Ricardo's Story
While crossing the street in Jersey City, I was hit by a truck. I cannot
recall the details of the accident that sent me to the hospital but I
do have the scars to remind me. I can actually see every day what the team at
Jersey City Medical Center
(JCMC) did for me.
They truly saved my life.
That is something I will never forget. I am so grateful.
When I was brought by the JCMC EMS into the
Emergency Department, I was in excruciating pain. What the team at Jersey City Medical Center
first saw were numerous broken bones and severe facial injuries.
They were much more worried about what they couldn’t see. Shortly
after coming back from a CT scan to make sure I had no life-threatening
chest injuries, I crashed in the trauma bay. I was suffering massive internal
bleeding in my abdomen.
Every member of the trauma team at Jersey City Medical Center worked very
quickly to save me. They immediately rushed me to the operating room,
stopping twice to open my abdomen. They had to stabilize me so that I
could survive the extensive surgery. Afterwards, I was on full life support.
The equipment and medical skill is what kept me alive.
I feel like I was born again at Jersey City Medical Center.
I consider myself very lucky our regional Level II
Trauma Center was here, close to home at Jersey City Medical Center when I needed it most. I cannot say enough about the highly skilled staff. Everyone took care
of me exactly the right way at exactly the right time.
While consistently providing me with the best care, the team never forgot
about my beloved wife Angie. They were compassionate and professional
and kept her informed every step of the way. And, they let her stay at
my side and comfort me.
Jersey City Medical Center is always here for you. The dedication of the team makes this place a truly great provider of
health care in our community. I got everything I needed at Jersey City
Medical Center. I was truly in the right place.
Jersey City, NJ
Stories like Ricardo's are made possible in part thanks to generous
donations to The Trauma Center. As a nonprofit organization, Jersey City
Medical Center relies on your support to continue giving the best care
to our patients.