Last local patient of deadly Las Vegas shooting discharged from hospital 6 weeks later

The last patient receiving treatment at a Las Vegas-area hospital was discharged Nov. 11, roughly six weeks after the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 individuals and injured 500-plus people, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The unidentified patient was receiving care at Las Vegas-based Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican. A spokesperson for the hospital said the institution would not release any information about the patient or their injuries citing privacy concerns, the report states.

Las Vegas-based Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, the hospital closest in distance to where the shooting took place, released its last patient injured during the incident Nov. 10. The patient was reportedly still listed as being in critical condition last week, according to the report.

While all patients injured during the shooting who received care at Las Vegas facilities have been released, an unknown number of patients were transferred to other cities for medical care and may still be receiving treatment for their injuries. However, the death toll from the Oct. 1 incident has thus far remained at 58.

Scott Scherr, MD, emergency department director at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center, told Becker's Hospital Review earlier this month he spent about 21 straight hours at the hospital because he claimed it was his responsibility to make sure the emergency room was ready and able to handle an increase in the volume of patients, and that the facility had enough medical supplies on hand to care for everyone who stepped through the ER in the hours and days that followed Oct. 1.

Several area facilities, including Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican, Las Vegas-based University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, and physicians affiliated with Knoxville, Tenn.-based TeamHealth, have agreed to waive the medical bills of patients injured during the incident or use the many donations they received to help mitigate associated costs.

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