Local Medical Hero to Speak at Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—A local emergency physician who assisted at Ground Zero following the September 11 terrorist attacks will speak at Cedarville University on Monday, Oct. 6. The program begins at 10 a.m. in the Jeremiah Chapel of the Dixon Ministry Center on the Cedarville campus. Dayton resident Dr. William Randolph Marriott is an attending emergency physician at the Emergency and Trauma Center of Miami Valley Hospital. He also serves as the medical team manager for the Miami Valley Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, a commitment that took him to Xenia following the tornado of 2000 and to Ground Zero in New York City following the September 11 terrorist attacks. For nine days at Ground Zero, Marriott worked 12- to 14-hour shifts, assisting in rescue and recovery efforts. For his service, he received the Ohio Fire Marshall`s Award for Heroism. Marriott serves in many leadership positions in the community, including medical director for the Dayton and Miami Township Fire Departments and chair of the Miami Valley Hospital Disaster Committee. He also holds a number of certifications and is an EMT-paramedic. Marriott graduated from Cedarville University in 1985 and earned his medical degree from Wright State University (WSU) in 1991. He did his residency at WSU Department of Emergency Medicine and was named Outstanding Resident in 1994. That same year he received the Excellence in EMS Award, presented by the WSU Department of Emergency Medicine and the Greater Miami Valley EMS Council. In 2002, Marriott received the Outstanding Alumni Award from WSU School of Medicine, and this year he has been named Alumnus of the Year at Cedarville University. Marriott`s lecture is free and the public is invited. For more information, contact the public relations office at 937-766-7808. -30-