Healthcare workers at Hennepin County consider gun violence a public health crisis

From Pandemic to Violence: How Hennepin Healthcare is Battling the Health Crises of Our Time

In the past year, Hennepin Healthcare has treated over 1,500 victims of gun violence. The toll of gun violence on healthcare workers has been immense, with the hospital treating a high number of shooting victims in the past year. The effects of gun violence have been compared to those of the pandemic, highlighting the severity of the crisis.

Hennepin Healthcare workers are facing the consequences of gun violence firsthand, with an increasing number of shooting victims seeking treatment at the hospital. The burden on healthcare workers has been significant, with many experiencing the effects of the crisis in their daily work.

The high number of shooting victims treated at Hennepin Healthcare is a clear indicator of the public health crisis of gun violence. Senior Investigative Reporter Jennifer Mayerle sheds light on the significant impact of gun violence at the hospital in Minneapolis. Healthcare workers are calling for action to address this crisis and prevent further harm to the community. The impact of gun violence on healthcare workers cannot be understated, with the crisis taking a real toll on their mental and physical well-being.

The ongoing pandemic has only made matters worse for healthcare workers who are already struggling to keep up with an increasing demand for care from patients affected by both COVID-19 and gun violence. As such, it is imperative that policymakers take immediate action to address this public health crisis and provide adequate support for healthcare workers who are on the frontlines fighting for our communities.

In conclusion, Hennepin Healthcare’s experience serves as a stark reminder that gun violence must be addressed as a public health crisis. Healthcare workers are calling for action to prevent further harm to themselves and their communities, and it is time for policymakers to listen and take decisive action.

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