In the midst of North Korean saber-rattling, wildfire devastation, perpetual media Trump attacks, mass-shootings, disgusting Hollywood debauchery on display and more negative news each night, it’s easy to lose track of the goodness of the human spirit. But hope springs eternal and a story is emerging today out of the carnage from the Las Vegas massacre two weeks ago that’s a breath of fresh air from the recent bombardment of bad news.
Medical care in the United States isn’t cheap, especially not emergency room and critical care. Though none of them were thinking about it at the time those individuals rushed into local ERs and some into surgery in Las Vegas on October 1st –where many of their lives were saved– once home would have been the recipients of crippling medical bills. The combination of an ambulance transport, ER treatment plus surgery and ensuing hospital stay can easily run into the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Talk about adding insult to injury. But not at one Las Vegas Hospital.
Blue Lives Matter recently reported about the incredibly charitable actions of St. Rose Dominican Hospital which is waiving all medical costs for shooting victims:
“Fifty-eight people were murdered during the mass-shooting in Las Vegas On October 1, and almost 500 more were injured. All area hospitals were flooded with patients who may not have had insurance to cover the devastating injuries.
Now St. Rose Dominican has announced that they will not be requiring any shooting victim to make a payment for their treatment. Instead, the hospital is accepting donations to help cover costs, according to KTNV.
Other hospitals have declared a commitment to work with shooting victims on costs for their care, but no other hospital has offered to waive all patient’s medical bills.”
What an amazing gesture. Relieving already hurting victims of what could be a financial burden that could require years to retire. The folks at St. Rose Dominican, which is a part of the Dignity Health group deserve praise and adulation. Here’s their website: Dignity Health “Contact Us” page, if you’re so inclined. Thank goodness for good people.
[NOTE: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn, Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives, and a speaker, author, columnist and analyst for multiple print and broadcast media outlets. Follow him on Facebook and at RMBlackConservatives.com.]