After the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, the city that many just see as a party-town tourist destination came together in unprecedented ways. As a resident of this proud city, this writer has seen blood donations wrapped around the block, restaurants offering free food, and donations in the millions just to name a few.
As the days go by, more business items are being dealt with and one of those is hospital bills. The high number of victims means that many Las Vegas hospitals were involved and now several of those hospitals are stepping up to help even more. One hospital group is going even further.
Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, which has three hospitals in Las Vegas and several other healthcare facilities, has announced they will not require payment for ANY victim of the 10/1 shooting. Instead, the hospital will accept donations to help cover the costs, the rest will fall on the hospital itself.
Our hospitals treated 79 shooting victims over this last week & 3 remain in critical condition. Prayers remain needed. #VegasStrong
— St. Rose Dominican (@StRoseHospitals) October 9, 2017
Other hospitals are helping victims as well. Obviously, during the aftermath of the shooting, nobody was worried about a patient’s ability to pay. It was all about helping as many as possible.
A spokeswoman from Sunrise Hospital has said they will be “extremely sensitive to the financial status” of the victim’s. University Medical Center, the only trauma center in Vegas, treated more than 100 victims. They have received many donations and have said that they will “cover as much of the uninsured expense as we possibly can.”
St. Rose issued a statement that it “does not intend to bill or require payment from any patient victims of this tragic event,” and the focus “remains on the immediate medical and supportive care needs of the injured as well as their long-term healing process.”
This is Vegas Strong.