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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

Chief Physician Executive, Community Health and Innovation

Allegheny Health Network

Former President, Allegheny General Hospital

Sally Deitch

Chief Executive Officer

Mid-South Group, the Memphis Market

and Saint Francis Hospital

Michael Dowling

President and Chief Executive Officer

Northwell Health