Family of critically injured teen to hold news conference Friday

October 19, 2017

The family of 17-year-old Chloe Yates, who was critically injured in a head-on collision on I-5 Monday, Oct. 9, will provide information about her recovery at a news conference Friday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m. in the Firstenburg Tower lobby at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Yates, who suffered significant injuries in the collision, spent six days in critical condition in PeaceHealth Southwest's Intensive Care Unit. On Sunday, Oct. 15th, Yates' health status was upgraded, and she was transferred to the medical center's orthopedic-surgery unit. Yates faces an extended stay in the hospital, followed by a long period of rehabilitation.

Andrew Yates, Chloe's father, will speak at the news conference to thank the first responders and medical staff who worked to save his daughter's life, along with sharing the family's appreciation for the many people in the community who have stepped up to show support for Chloe.

Details for news media:
    *Parking for news vehicles will be available curbside in front of the PeaceHealth Southwest emergency department, located at 400 NE Mother Joseph Place in Vancouver, WA
    *Medical personnel from PeaceHealth Southwest's trauma team will be on hand to discuss Chloe's treatment and recovery
    *The Yates family will provide photos of Chloe for use by news media

About PeaceHealth Southwest
The region's health care leader and steward for 155 years, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 450-bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. PeaceHealth Southwest is also one of Clark County's largest employers with 3,400 employees and 600 active medical staff members that help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care.

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