Statement on Mercy Hospital Active Shooter Incident
Illinois ENA stands with the victims, their loved ones and colleagues as a result of the horrific and tragic active shooter incident that took place yesterday at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago.
Gun violence has no place in the emergency department, hospital, or healthcare environment.
We offer our most sincere heartfelt and deepest condolences to the Chicago Police Department and family of CPD PO Samuel Jiminez, to Mercy Hospital and the families of emergency physician Dr. Tamara O’Neal and pharmacy resident Dayna Less.
To the all those who responded or intervened to this senseless violence, your actions saved lives.
Mental health resources are available, including:
–The TURN Center is offering extended services including expanded hours of their Trauma Counseling Helpline: 1-833-TURN-123
–Regional Illinois CISM teams 24/7 emergency access: 1-800-225-CISD (2473)
–National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255