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.... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Emergency Preparedness

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Natural disasters may shut down towns and cities, but they can’t shut down the human spirit. And in hospitals throughout Puerto Rico ravaged by historic storms, the spirit of caring, curing and compassion has been reflected steadily thoughout these difficult times.

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Topic: Community Health
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, disaster readiness, leadership, members

Dedicated team deals with disaster

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By Allen Weiss, M.D.

Hurricane Irma brought out our best as the NCH team exceeded expectations. Before, during, and after the storm we shared the following communications with our colleagues that show the “inside story” of how we think and execute. We also had Naples Daily News (NDN) Reporter Liz Freeman... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, disaster readiness, leadership

Columbus, OH, hospitals treat victims from OSU incident

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Nine people were transported to three hospitals in Columbus, OH, this morning after a man allegedly drove a vehicle into pedestrians at Ohio State University in Columbus, cutting others with a butcher knife before being shot dead by police, authorities said. Victims were treated at OSU Wexner Medical... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Emergency Preparedness

Blood banks seek donations in wake of Hurricane Matthew

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The AABB is urging eligible donors across the country to donate blood and platelets as soon as possible. Hurricane Matthew, which lashed Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas over the past few days, forced the cancellation of numerous blood drives. “We are asking all potential donors, both current and... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Emergency Preparedness

U.S. ends enhanced entry screening for travelers from Sierra Leone

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Homeland Security today removed enhanced visa and port-of-entry screening for travelers from Sierra Leone, which the World Health Organization declared free of Ebola transmission on Nov. 7. Travelers departing Sierra Leone will remain... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, Ebola

Hospitals care for San Bernardino shooting victims

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Multiple hospitals were caring for people injured during a mass shooting yesterday at a social services center in San Bernardino, CA, that killed at least 14 and wounded 21. Two suspects in the shooting were fatally shot during an afternoon police chase, according to news reports. Hospitals caring for the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Emergency Preparedness

Hospitals: Always There, Ready to Care

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The tragic Paris terrorist attacks reminds our country of the important work that the women and men of America’s hospitals do every day to keep our nation safe. That’s because we’re prepared, not only for the expected but also the unthinkable. Hospitals accept the challenge of being “Always There, Ready... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, disaster readiness

Preparedness Pays Off

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Preparedness has paid off for hospitals responding to a host of recent disasters -- unprecedented flooding on the East Coast, a tragic college shooting and ferocious fires on the West Coast and more. In every case, they put well-practiced disaster plans into action to care for patients under challenging... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, preparedness, emergency care

Hospitals impacted by severe storms and flooding in South Carolina

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President Obama Saturday declared an emergency in South Carolina due to severe storms and flooding in portions of the state, and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts. A boil water advisory and low water pressure last night in the Columbia area forced five hospitals to get... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Emergency Preparedness

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