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Mount Sinai Hospital to Bring CeaseFire’s Proven Violence Prevention Program to its Trauma Center

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
04/04/16  10:13 AM PST
Trauma Center

Originally Written for The Lawndale News

Mount Sinai Hospital is partnering with CeaseFire Illinois, a respected violence-prevention public health program, to offer additional services to patients who have experienced violence-related trauma, along with their families and friends. Starting this month, CeaseFire hospital responders will be on call 24-hours a day, 365-days a year to offer counseling and support to every patient arriving at Mount Sinai’s Level One trauma center who has experienced a gunshot wound or other penetrating trauma. Responders are trained to help patients and family cope with grief, while simultaneously offering dispute resolution intervention to prevent the likelihood of retaliatory violence.

Read the Full Article at The Lawndale News.