Las Vegas Tragedy: Our Thoughts Are With You

Las Vegas Tragedy: Our Thoughts Are With You

October 3, 2017

The team at Healthcare Ready was deeply troubled to hear of the shooting that took place during a Las Vegas concert late Sunday night. As of now, we are aware that the death toll is 59 people, with hundreds of others injured. This tragic event has been named the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Our most sincere thoughts and sympathies remain with all of those affected by what has transpired. We have also found there has been significant response and additional support made available in relation to the event during this time.

                 

First responders and hospitals in the area were able to act quickly after what transpired. At the scene, off duty first responders put their lives on the line and suffered injuries to help others. In hospitals, hundreds of doctors, nurses, and additional healthcare personnel immediately reported to work in order to provide assistance to victims. We commend their efforts and are proud to be working in a field that supports their live-saving work.

 

CNN has provided a phone number: (866)-535-5654 for those still in search for missing family members and friends after the shooting. Facebook has also set up a crisis response page to help determine whether their loved ones are safe.

 

Despite being hard at work with our natural disaster relief efforts, please know that we remain here for your support. We stand in solidarity with this nation during this difficult time.

Nicolette Louissaint, Ph.D.

Dr. Nicolette A. Louissaint serves as the Executive Director of Healthcare Ready. Prior to this position, Nicolette served as the organization's Director of Programming. Before joining Healthcare Ready Nicolette served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. During the height of the Ebola Epidemic of 2014, Nicolette served as the Senior Advisor to the State Department’s Special Coordinator for Ebola.