As home to one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the country, Memorial Hermann is highly aware of the potential for violence and its negative impacts on our communities. The incomprehensible events of the past two weeks hit close to home for many of us – not only as individuals, but also has health care providers.
That’s why we have joined others from across the country for Wear Orange weekend by lighting up our buildings orange, beginning yesterday – which was also National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Hospitals Against Violence Hope (#HAVhope) - through Sunday, June 5. We will “wear” orange, the color hunters wear in the woods to protect themselves and others, to raise awareness against gun violence and in honor of the more than 40,000 people who are killed with guns and approximately 85,000 who are shot and wounded every year.
As a health system that’s dedicated to creating healthier communities, we will continue to explore new and innovative ways to further protect the health and safety of all those we serve.