Three hospitals cared for a dozen victims of the mass shooting May 18 at a high school in Santa Fe, TX, about 30 miles south of Houston. The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston cared for three victims with gunshot wounds, including a critically wounded school resource officer. Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, an HCA facility in Webster, received seven patients, while Texas City-based Mainland Medical Center received two patients. Ten victims – eight students and two teachers – died at the school. “We applaud the life-saving efforts of these caregivers and first responders, who sprang into action to treat the victims of this heinous act of violence,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “In times of tragedy, the women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems respond with expert care and compassion for the victims, their families and the entire community.”
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