• Sun. Mar 26th, 2023

UC Healthcare providers who cared for Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin honored

By Heather Chura Smith

Media Relations Manager

UC Health

The University of Cincinnati honored representatives of Damar Hamlin’s care team from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center on Sunday, Jan. 22. The team, which included both on-field responders and hospital-based providers, was recognized during a halftime celebration at the men’s basketball game versus the University of Memphis for the 24/7 lifesaving care they provide the Greater Cincinnati community.

Hamlin collapsed on the Paycor Stadium here during the recent Bills/Bengals game after his heart stopped. UC on-field responders helped revive Hamlin and then a team of doctors and staff helped him in his week-long recovery at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

“At UC Health, our talented teams are honored to be national and local leaders in advancing multidisciplinary health care,” said Rob Wiehe, EVP/COO, UC Health & Chief Administrative Officer, University of Cincinnati Medical Center. “Through the efficient and coordinated evaluations of the complex care specialists who are a part of our academic health system, we are very proud to offer lifesaving, advanced medical care when members of our community are in need.”

University of Cincinnati Healthcare providers who cared for Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin after his heart stopped during the Bills/Bengals game in Cincinnati several weeks ago were honored by the University of Cincinnati. Photo by UC Athletics

University of Cincinnati Medical Center is part of UC Health, an academic health system associated with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, known for its extensive research that helps create the latest medical treatments and breakthroughs. UC Health teaches the next generation of clinicians and provides patients with the most advanced medical care.

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is home to Greater Cincinnati’s only Level I trauma center. The Level I trauma center provides extensive, multidisciplinary 24/7 care.

To learn more about the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and its Level I trauma center, please visit UC Medical Center Celebrates 25 Years as a Level I Trauma Center.

Learn more at UCHealth.com.