MedCity News May 26, 2023
Frank Vinluan

Hospitals are places of healing, but they have also become sites of gun violence. A panel at the MedCity News INVEST conference discussed the ways hospitals can reduce threats and de-escalate situations before they become violent.

Clinicians are on the front lines in caring for gunshot victims. The continuous flow of these victims to emergency departments has sparked the medical community to speak out on ways to reduce the violence. Dr. Jose Prince, vice president & system chief, pediatric surgical services, at Northwell Health, says he has cared for hundreds of children who have been shot, adding that discussions about safety and access to guns do not impinge on the rights of responsible gun owners.

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