Experiences of Las Vegas Hospital Administrator Suggest New Approach to Disaster Management Exercises

Curtis Leoni, a police officer from Colorado who was shot on October 1, his girlfriend, Robin Davis, Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchinson, and Ryan Jensen at the Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center

What happened at a hospital in Las Vegas after the mass shooting on the evening of October 1st has convinced the hospital’s chief executive officer to expand disaster training exercises. 

As Ryan Jensen explains, his hospital, Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, is not a designated trauma center.  However, the facility ended up treating more than 100 people wounded in the mass shooting because victims were transported there by friends and other heroic citizens who found the hospital on their GPSes. 

16 Professionals Tapped as Health Equity Fellows

"We are delighted with the experience, diversity, and mission commitment of this class of Leaders for Health Equity Fellows." – Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, the Co-Director of the George Washington University's LHE program

Blog Comments on Doctors of Osteopathic Medicines’ Growing Share of the Physician Workforce

In a blog published in Health Affairs, Edward Salsberg and Clese Erikson of the Department of Health Policy and Management at GW’s Milken Institute of Public Health discuss the implications of the reality that doctors of osteopathic medicine, or DOs, now comprise 26 percent of first-year medical students in the United States with further increases expected.  

Blog: Promising Evidence That Teaching Health Centers Can Address Future U.S. Health Care Workforce Needs

Politicians, practitioners and experts agree that the health care workforce in the United States is inadequate to meet the primary care needs of our nation. There are simply not enough doctors, nurses and other providers to meet the needs of the growing and aging United States population.