How UVA Health System responded to the Charlottesville rally

September 11, 2017

University of Virginia Health System played a key role in caring for people injured during the white nationalist marches in August, according to an article on the Becker's Hospital Review website.

The health system, also in Charlottesville, cared for roughly 30 people affected by the events. Most of the patients treated had experienced trauma from an incident Aug. 12 in which a person drove a car into a crowd.

The system started with intelligence collection, talking to Charlottesville police to understand what the situation was and what the threats were. 

The system started on Aug. 8 looking for opportunities to "decompress the hospital" —  trying to discharge patients safely and then look for ways to make sure the emergency room and inpatient areas have capacity. 

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