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The New Public Health Challenge: Preparedness, Impact and Aftermath of Mass Shootings
The United States and its hospitals are increasingly looking for new ways to address increasing waves of violence. As with any other public health challenge, hospitals and health systems must remain an engaged partner in both caring for and keeping communities safe. Health professionals called to care for those injured in a mass shooting face unique challenges. Along with treating victims for their physical health, the emotional effects are just as severe. The gravity of mass casualty events weighs heavily on medical teams, doctors and nurses, and it is essential that caregivers also receive access to grief counseling.
Jeffrey Cohen, MD
Allegheny General Hospital
Chief Executive Officer
Mid-South Group, the Memphis Market
and Saint Francis Hospital
President and Chief Executive Officer