Weekend winter storm: Hospitals see sledding, fall injuries


A winter weather blast that left many in the Miami Valley shoveling out from more than a half foot of snow this weekend also had emergency nurses and doctors working to treat those injured from weather-related incidents.

Springfield Regional Medical Center saw 20 people come into the hospital there to be treated for injuries from slips and falls, hospital officials said.

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More than 20 people were treated for fall injuries over the weekend at Premier Health’s emergency rooms.

  • Atrium Medical Center treated six patients for weather-related falls.
  • Miami Valley Hospital South saw seven patients come in for injuries related to falls.
  • Miami Valley Hospital North saw eight people treated for injuries due to falls.
  • Upper Valley Medical Center saw a total of 10 patients treated for fall injuries.

Other weather-related injuries seen by local hospital included patients hurt while sledding or skiing.

Premier Health saw at least seven injuries from people sledding and one from a ski-related incident, officials said.

This news agency has reached out to both Dayton Children’s Hospital and Kettering Health Network for similar statistics, however has not heard back.

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