Mercy Hospital Tragedy

The hospital community is mourning today over the senseless loss of life at Mercy Hospital on the south side of Chicago.

A police officer, a doctor and a pharmacy resident died on Monday after gunfire broke out in the parking lot of the hospital and then moved inside.

Hospitals and the men and women who do their magic within our walls are healers.  The hurt is especially prominent when we are threatened and even harmed by those we attempt to help.

Illinois Hospital Association President AJ Wilhelmi stated in a press release “we owe it to them to find ways to stop the violence, and the hospital community remains dedicated to helping in that important endeavor.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the three whose lives were taken, as well as CEO Carol Schneider and her team at Mercy Hospital.

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