NAPA Team Displays Heroism During Bronx Lebanon Shooting

Melville, New York, UNITED STATES

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Friday, June 30, 2017, a lone gunman opened fire at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in the Bronx, NY, killing one, wounding five and spreading terror and mayhem before taking his own life.

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North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) serves as the official provider of anesthesia services at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Once the incident began, the anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists and administrative staff that comprise the anesthesia department sprang into action. As one victim after another was brought into the OR for emergency surgery, NAPA’s staff was there, working with the entire Bronx Lebanon team to save lives – despite the fact that their own lives were in imminent danger.

One week later, on Friday, July 7, 2017 a press conference was held at Bronx Lebanon to tell the human side of this tragedy – stories of bravery, teamwork and compassion. Everyone working at the hospital that day instinctively came together to comfort the wounded, help families and visitors to safety, and without hesitation or concern for their own well-being, save the lives of five individuals.

“The code was called when the incident began around 2:45 … we were in the ED [Emergency Department], when the patients started coming in,” said NAPA physician Dave Livingstone, MD, Chief of Anesthesia at Bronx Lebanon. “The first two [victims] arrived in bad condition. We intubated them and got them up to the OR quickly, and then in short order the rest of the victims were brought in, so we had five ORs running simultaneously.”

“Professionalism, grace under pressure, extreme bravery – that truly describes Dr. Livingstone and his team on that that terrible day,” said NAPA CEO John Di Capua, MD. “The entire staff at Bronx Lebanon – administration, clinicians and staff – demonstrated laser-like focus and complete dedication to the task at hand, despite the obvious threat to themselves. We are proud to be partnered with such an incredible team of medical professionals.”

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About North American Partners in Anesthesia
As a clinician-led organization, North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA) is redefining healthcare, delivering unsurpassed excellence to its partners and patients every day. In three decades, NAPA has grown to become the nation’s leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management company, serving more than one million patients annually in more than 200 healthcare facilities throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southeast. Our highly skilled teams of clinicians participate in groundbreaking leadership development and customer service training programs to deliver optimal results to patients, surgeons, healthcare administrators and staff. Through our exceptional perioperative leadership, research, innovations and state-of-the-art technologies, NAPA offers real solutions driven by evidence-based outcomes to dramatically accelerate operational efficiencies, increase satisfaction ratings and enhance safety and profitability. For more information, please visit               

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