Las Vegas, Nevada - The Clark County Medical Society is working closely with the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD), Nevada State Medical Association (NSMA), the Nevada Psychiatric Association (NPA), and the area hospitals to determine what the needs are in our community and what the next steps will be following last night's tragic events. We are heartbroken by the tragic, senseless attack on our city that occurred last night during the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival. On behalf of the Clark County Medical Society (CCMS), our Board of Trustees and our Membership - we extend our deepest and most sincere sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the victims and those still fighting for their lives after last night's tragic events.
There are no words to describe the devastation that our community has suffered. Our deepest appreciation to all of the physicians, nurses, first responders, law enforcement and all of the countless civilians who helped to save lives last night and demonstrated immeasurable bravery and selflessness in order to help and protect one another.
"The Clark County Medical Society physicians are among America's finest and were on the front line, working tirelessly throughout the night, to prevent further loss of life. Las Vegas medical community is a side of Vegas not many get to see, but through this unimaginable attack, with the strength and diligence of our medical community the City of Las Vegas will rise above this tragedy with resilience and unity. There were more than 500 injured patients that presented to area emergency rooms. Of those patients that presented alive, more than 99% remain alive at this time. This is a testament to the excellence of the physicians and other medical staff at our local hospitals. Our thoughts and prayers remain with all of last night's victims, their families and their friends," Dr. Joseph Adashek, CCMS 2017-18 President.
Alexandra P. Silver, Executive Director of CCMS, "The Clark County Medical Society is a staple in our community. We are here to help in any way we can. With over 500 victims currently in our area hospitals, we ask everyone - if you can help, please do so. Blood donations are crucial right not and will remain to be crucial for the foreseeable future. Volunteers can head to the University Medical Center at 901 Rancho Lane or United Blood Services which will be taking donations at 6930 W. Charleston in Las Vegas and 601 Whitney Ranch in Henderson."
In the event that a terror attack occurs, the City of Las Vegas in cooperation with the SNHD have emergency preparedness strategies in place. The SNHD's Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Nevada have been mobilized and are working tirelessly throughout our community. The MRC of Southern Nevada are a cadre of medical and non-medical volunteers who are pre-identified, credentialed, trained, background-checked, and ready to be deployed in case of a disaster. In a disaster, they can augment medical and non-medical staffing at the SNHD or a medical facility, assist with the dispensing of medications, assist with disease surveillance or notifications, or assist at a staging area to organize other volunteers.
If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please go to https://www.servnv.org/ and complete the application, choosing the Medical Reserve Corps of Southern Nevada for your Organization. If you wish to be called in the case of a large-scale emergency in Nevada or a neighboring state, then add the Statewide Volunteer Pool to your Organizations as well.
If there are medical professionals looking to volunteer their time and efforts to helping last night's victims at one of our area hospitals, please contact our office at 702-739-9989.
Please look for more information in the coming days from CCMS to find ways you can help, whether you are a local physician, visiting physician, nurse or community member. We are Las Vegas Strong.
About Clark County Medical Society
The Clark County Medical Society was chartered on July 15, 1955 by the Nevada State Medical Association and has grown to more than 1,500 members. We are proud to have served Southern Nevada physicians and their patients for the past 57 years.