Saint Mary's Hospital & Renown Air Races Patient Update
From Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center:
There are no patients remaining at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center following the Reno Air Races disaster Sept. 16. One additional patient listed earlier in fair condition has been discharged.
Given the nature of the accident, patients were treated for injuries due to both blunt force and penetrating trauma. Common injuries included fractures of the legs, arms, ribs and fingers, head injuries, amputations, abrasions, lacerations, and chemical burns.
Due to U.S. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations prohibiting hospitals from identifying patients, no further specifics on the nature and type of these injuries will be given.
Saint Mary's initially received a total of 33 patients transported Friday from the site of the disaster in Stead, including 30 people via the hospital's Emergency Department and three in two urgent care centers. One patient has died.
Renown Regional Medical Center is still caring for six patients: