Shingle Springs, CA- The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center would like to thank the Road 2 Recovery Foundation for the second time in 2014. Their most recent contribution is a new patient acuity system to better diagnose and manage patient status. We had wanted to upgrade our older unit for several years and now, with the assistance of R2R, this new, state-of-the-art Patient Monitor will be on-board at this year’s Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas on October 18.
Dr. John Bodnar, the Medical Director for the AMMC explained, “With the new system, we will be able to continuously monitor patient’s vital signs, including Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Rhythm, Oxygen Saturation and now with the added benefit of real-time Body Temperature readings. This is the exact same system that I use in the Emergency Department of my hospital in San Diego.”
Jimmy Button added, “All of us at Road 2 Recovery recognize the value of the AMMC and the peace of mind it provides all of the racers and their families. We are once again very happy that we can contribute to AMMC and provide new equipment, that will allow the doctors and nurses to better perform their job of helping our riders.”
We appreciate R2R’s support of our program and that they share our commitment to provide the best trackside medical care to our racing community. We look forward to serving our professional athletes during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series.
The Asterisk Mobile Medical Center is an emergency care facility available at each AMA professional Outdoor Motocross and Supercross event to staff, participants, and crew at no cost. The full 53 foot hospital trailer is staffed with qualified, experienced medical personnel and offers specialized equipment for our sport’s unique injuries. The Asterisk Mobile Medical facility is provided to the racing community by Asterisk. Our operating funds are contributions by Feld Motorsports, MX Sports Pro Racing, AMA Racing, Road 2 Recovery Foundation, Joe Gibbs Racing MX Team, The Kurt Caselli Foundation, and Pro Circuit, as well as individual riders and private donors.
The Road 2 Recovery Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping AMA licensed professional Motocross/Supercross Riders and professional Action Sports Athletes with financial assistance if they sustain career-ending injuries as well as providing motivational, emotional, and spiritual support to these individuals and their families. Our goal at Road 2 Recovery is be to become large enough to completely provide for an individual for the duration of their life if they are no longer able generate revenue. We strive towards this goal with the help of everyone in the motocross, and action sports community who is passionate about these sports. The Road 2 Recovery is out there to make these sports a better safer place.