Trained for Trauma

Philadelphia hospitals were well prepared for the mass casualties of an Amtrak crash

Terry Stanton

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, would be a long day for Herbert Cushing, MD, chief medical officer for Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. He’d been up much of the night before taking calls about an electrical project at the hospital. At 4 a.m., realizing he had passed the point of sleep, he rose and went to work and a series of budget meetings.

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