After Chicago hospital shooting, officials look at lessons learned

June 12, 2018

After a drive-by shooting at Mount Sinai Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center on Chicago's West Side, officials are looking at lessons learned, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.

The shooting victims were less than half the distance of a football field from the emergency room doors, awaiting news of a loved one who had been shot a day earlier, the article said.

Hospital officials convened a group including security personnel and administrators to discuss what could have been done to prevent the incident from occurring.

The hospital had already erected an iron safety fence that was just big enough to protect the emergency department entrance. It has two doors large enough to accommodate the size of the stretchers brought in by EMS that could also be swung shut and locked in a single motion. 

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