CAMDEN, Maine – Quarry Hill is working with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, local law enforcement, and the Rockport law firm of Briggs & Wholey, LLC, to promote a nationwide safety initiative known as the Yellow Dot program.
The program will begin locally on Saturday, April 27, with enrollment events planned at five area locations.
The Yellow Dot program is designed to give emergency-response personnel access to drivers’ important health information so they can provide appropriate care in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic automobile accident or other medical emergency. Enrollees fill out a form listing their key medical and emergency-contact information and store it in their vehicles’ glove compartment. They also receive a yellow sticker to place in their cars’ rear window. In the event of an emergency, the sticker tells first responders to check the car’s glove compartment for the information they need to provide optimal care.
The April 27 enrollment events will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockland City Hall, Lowe’s in Thomaston, the Union Fire Department, and the Warren Fire Department, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Camden First Aid Station on John Street in Camden. Enrollment activities will continue at various locations throughout the year, with permanent enrollment sites to be established.
With the introduction of the initiative in Cumberland County last October, Maine became the 33rd state in the nation to offer Yellow Dot. Participation is free of charge and completely voluntary, and only information pertinent to enrollees’ care in an emergency is collected.
Further information and enrollment details are available through local police departments, through Briggs & Wholey at 596-1099, and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quarry Hill is celebrating its 10th anniversary as Midcoast Maine’s premier extended-care retirement community. It is a member of the Pen Bay Healthcare family of services, which also includes Pen Bay Medical Center, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, and the Knox Center for Long Term Care. Through these organizations, and with a staff of more than 100 outstanding physicians and more than 1,500 healthcare professionals, we are able to provide the people of Midcoast Maine with a continuum of both routine and specialty patient-centered medical services.
To learn more about Quarry Hill, call 230-6116, or visit www.quarryhill.org or www.facebook.com/QuarryHillCamdenMaine.