Hospitals treat victims from Las Vegas mass shooting

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Area hospitals treated victims from a mass shooting at an outdoor concert last night in Las Vegas that left at least 58 dead and more than 500 injured. According to news reports, University Medical Center, which has Nevada’s only level 1 trauma center, treated more than 100 patients; Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Hospital treated more than 50 patients at its three campuses; and Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center treated more than 175 patients. “Our trauma team and all supporting nursing units, critical care areas and ancillary services are all at work this morning in the aftermath of this tragedy – and most stayed throughout the night – to help the victims and to assist their loved ones,” said Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center CEO Todd Sklamberg. In a statement, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack said, “Our prayers and the nation’s are with the victims and their families during this tragedy. We couldn’t be prouder of the swift response from area hospital workers and first responders. Their quick action has saved countless lives. As usual, hospitals have opened their doors to hundreds of victims, and are delivering their very best care to all. We’re grateful that hospitals are always there to provide a place of healing and hope in times of horror and calamity.”

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Emergency Preparedness

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