Mercy Physicians Accept Award from Rock County Sheriff’s Office - Javon Bea Mercy Health System

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Mercy Health System received a Citizen Award from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office for its MD-1 program, Casualty Care in the Classroom initiative and SWAT team assistance in the Rock County community.

Javon Bea Mercy President and CEO - The Rock County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release that Mercy Health System continually demonstrates commitment to the health and well-being of the community. “The Rock County Sheriff’s SWAT team has been able to utilize the services and training provided by Rodney VanBeek, family medicine physician at Mercy Milton Medical Center. He also provides medical care at the scene, during the incident. As a former combat medic, his ability to react, assess and direct others for treating patients in high-stress situations has been crucial during a number of incidents.”

Jay MacNeal and Chris Wistrom, emergency medicine physicians at Mercy Health System, were also commended for their time spent at numerous schools in Rock County, training teachers to take part in the Casualty Care in the Classroom program. Mercy was also awarded for its MD-1 program, which allows board certified physicians to go to the scene emergency situations to provide emergency care in the field. “This program is provided free to the public and demonstrates Mercy Health System’s dedication to the communities it serves,” said Barbara Tillman, Chief Deputy for the Rock County Sheriff’s Office. “Mercy has shown that it is no longer acceptable for there to be a separation between law enforcement and casualty care. Mercy has begun a groundbreaking program for bringing physician care to scenes of emergency situations in Rock and Walworth counties.”

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Javon Bea, President and CEO of Mercy Health System Janesville, WI
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