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Las Vegas shooting: Patients went to wrong hospital as misinformation spread

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Medical staff at the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas talk about treating the hundreds of patients injured in the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com

LAS VEGAS — They found the couple sprawled across the warm asphalt outside the Route 91 Harvest festival. Blood seeped from bullet wounds, his near an elbow, hers on the head. Panicked concertgoers streamed past them. 

David Hendrickson, an EMT who attended the Oct. 1 concert, stopped and knelt beside the couple. The woman was growing woozy. Blood soaked

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University Hospital staff reflect on Sutherland Springs mass shooting – Corpus Christi Caller

University Hospital staff reflect on Sutherland Springs mass shooting

Surgeons Dr. Lillian Liao (left), Pediatric Trauma and Burn Program director at University Hospital in San Antonio, and Dr. Ronald M. Stewart, Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio; Chair of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, attended to patients shot at the First Baptist Church. When the alert came in, they knew right away it was a church shooting. Liao said the fact it was a church helped her make the connection that there would be injured children they would need to treat.

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Mass murderer Charles Manson back in hospital, may not leave it this time

Kern County sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smallwood confirms that Manson is at a local hospital but could not say more.

In January, Manson, 82, was rushed to Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield for what authorities at the time would describe only as a serious medical problem.

A Manson devotee who posts updates on him said he was being treated for heart failure at Mercy Heart Hospital, the New York Daily News reports.

“I don’t believe he will leave the hospital,” Ben Gurecki said. “[His] body is shutting down.”

Manson and members of his “family” of followers were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area in August 1969. Prosecutors said Manson and his followers were trying to incite a race war he dubbed “Helter Skelter,” taken from the Beatles song of the same name.

Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski, was 8 1/2 months’

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Heroes of Las Vegas: the hospital staff called to action after the mass shooting

Sunrise Hospital’s emergency room was already full at about 10pm on 1 October when a police officer dropping off an accident victim received a call on his radio announcing: “Shots fired.”

Doctor Kevin Menes and nurse Rhonda Davis looked up from their charts. “Is this for real?” Menes asked. A series of gunshots crackled through the officer’s radio in automatic bursts. It sounded like a combat zone. As he ran out, the officer said, “That’s the Route 91 concert.”

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Immediately, Menes realized there would be hundreds if not thousands of victims, and Sunrise – Las Vegas’s largest trauma center and the hospital nearest to the site of the country music festival – would probably receive the most.

He and Davis started to prepare. Menes contacted house supervisor Kat Comanescu, who then summoned all available nurses to the ER to help move or discharge patients.

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/nov/16/heroes-of-las-vegas-the-hospital-staff-called-to-action-after-the-mass-shooting

Mass killer Charles Manson gravely ill at California hospital, reports say – WBIR

Charles Manson, one of America’s most infamous mass killers whose 1960s cult led his followers down a path of murder, anarchy and “helter skelter,” is gravely ill at a California hospital, according to published reports.

The 83-year-old inmate, serving multiple life sentences at a prison in Corcoran, Calif., has struggled with gastrointestinal problems and been shuttled back and forth to hospitals in recent years. TMZ reports that he was brought to a Bakersfield hospital three days ago and is facing life-threatening ailments.

Manson, noted since the 1960s for a crudely carved swastika on his forehead, has been in the annals of American criminal lore since he dispatched a legion of cult

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Gunman in Texas Mass Shooting Had Escaped Psychiatric Hospital In 2012, NBC Affiliate Reports

The gunman who killed 26 churchgoers in rural Texas on Sunday had escaped a psychiatric hospital while serving in the Air Force, according to a 2012 police report published Tuesday by Houston NBC affiliate KPRC-TV.

The shooter was hospitalized after making death threats against Air Force superiors and trying to smuggle weapons onto the base where he was stationed. Police took him into custody at a bus station in downtown El Paso, after escaping from a hospital a few miles away in Santa Teresa, NM, where he was sent after being charged in a military court with assaulting his wife and baby stepson.

The person who reported him missing from the hospital advised he “suffered from mental disorders” and “was attempting to carry out death threats” against “his military chain of command.” The report said the man “was a danger to himself and

Read more at: http://deadline.com/2017/11/gunman-texas-mass-shooting-escaped-psychiatric-hospital-1202203604/

‘Is this real?’: Seven hours of chaos, bravery at Las Vegas hospital after mass shooting

LAS VEGAS — Dr. Kevin Menes had prepared for this moment, when terror came to his city and his hospital, but once it arrived he couldn’t believe it was true.

A radio used to alert the hospital to incoming casualties was blaring. Menes strained to understand. He heard someone say, Prepare for a mass casualty incident.

“Hey, is this real?” Menes asked, turning to a police officer passing through the emergency room. Maybe it was another drill meant to look real, with fake blood and screaming actors. Or one more false alarm, one more night Sunrise Hospital prepared for a panic that never arrived.

“Yeah, man,” the officer replied.

Menes sprinted toward his car.

Menes, 40, chose to

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Las Vegas shooting: How Sunrise Hospital coped with chaos

LAS VEGAS — Dr. Kevin Menes had prepared for this moment, when terror came to his city and his hospital, but once it arrived he couldn’t believe it was true.

A radio used to alert the hospital to incoming casualties was blaring. Menes strained to understand. He heard someone say, Prepare for a mass casualty incident.

“Hey, is this real?” Menes asked, turning to a police officer passing through the emergency room. Maybe it was another drill meant to look real, with fake blood and screaming actors. Or one more false alarm, one more night Sunrise Hospital prepared for a panic that never arrived.

“Yeah, man,” the officer replied.

Menes sprinted toward his car.

Menes, 40, chose to

Read more at: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/nation/2017/10/30/seven-hours-chaos-bravery-las-vegas-sunrise-hospital-after-mass-shooting/796410001/