University Hospital emergency room and trauma staff honored for treating gunshot victims


THEY DON’T WANT TO TAKE ALL THE
CREDIT
>>WANTED TO TALK ABOUT HOW HE
APPRECIATED.>>THEY GIVE THEM AWARDS,, FOR
SAVING THE LIVES OF GUNSHOT
SURVIVORS.>>THERE ARE DOCTORS, NURSES,
TECHNICIANS, AN ARMY OF FOLKS
WHO CONTRIBUTE TO HELPING TAKE
CARE OF THOSE FOLKS.>>HE IS THE LEAD MEDICAL
DIRECTOR. HE SAYS, ALL OF THE 3000 PEOPLE
WORKING AT U OF L HOSPITAL PLAY
A PART IN SAVING LIVES.>>IT TAKES TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF
RESOURCES TO TAKE CARE OF A
SINGLE GUNSHOT WOUND. ESPECIALLY THE AMOUNT WE SEE ON
AN ANNUAL BASIS.>>THEY TELL WLKY, AN AVERAGE OF
16 PATIENTS ARE ADMITTED EVERY
MONTH. IT’S LESS THAN THE 18-20 THE
HOSPITAL SAYS IT HAS SEEN
BEFORE. EACH CASE PRESENTS A CHALLENGE
FOR SOME STAFF.>>A LOT OF US ARE PARENTS. WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE LAYING IN A
HOSPITAL BED THAT IS THE AGE OF
YOUR CHILD, THAT CAN BE
DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH.>>IT’S WHERE THOSE LAYING IN
THE BEDS DEEMED IT IMPORTANT TO
HONOR THE SAME PEOPLE WHO MADE
IT POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO BE HERE
TODAY.>>

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