Dayton Shooting: 1 patient remains in Kettering hospital

UPDATE @ 4:54 p.m. (Aug. 15):

The final patient being treated at Miami Valley Hospital following the Oregon District shooting has been discharged, according to hospital officials.

One person is still being treated at Kettering Medical Center and remains in fair condition.

UPDATE @ 5:36 p.m. (Aug. 6):

Thirty-seven people were treated at local hospitals following the shooting in the Oregon District. Nine people were killed and the shooter is dead, police said.

Three of the 23 patients transported to Premier Health hospitals are still being treated following the shooting in the Oregon District.  One person is in serious condition, one is in stable condition and another is in fair condition.

Kettering Health Network is continuing to treat one of the 14 patients brought to its facilities. That person is in fair condition at Kettering Medical Center.

Seven patients at Grandview and two patients at Soin Medical Center have been treated and released. Two people came into Kettering Medical Center Sunday afternoon and were treated and released.

Here is a total breakdown of patients and where they were treated:

  • Miami Valley Hospital: 17 patients
  • Miami Valley Hospital North: 3 patients
  • Miami Valley Hospital South: 2 patients
  • Austin Landing Emergency Department: 1 patient
  • Grandview Medical Center: 9 patients
  • Kettering Medical Center: 3 patients
  • Soin Medical Center: 2 patients

(UPDATE @ 9:38 a.m.): One person is in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital following a shooting in Dayton's Oregon District early Sunday morning according to hospital officials.

Premier Health facilities had 16 victims transported to hospitals by ambulances and police cruisers, 14 were taken to the system’s main campus off South Main Street with four people being admitted.

They have not had any deaths from the shooting.

Most of the victims are being treated for gunshot wounds and injuries were described as “extremity injuries,” said an official. Some injuries were lacerations and cuts from people trying to escape the shooter and the area.

This is something for which hospital personnel regularly train, two Miami Valley Hospital surgeons said.

“We are extremely well prepared for the worst humanity can bring on itself. We trained for this,” said Dr. Gregory Semon.

Some victims were brought in on ambulances, some in police cruisers.

There had been no surgeries as of shortly before 10 am, but surgeon Dr. Randy Marriott said he expects that to change. Marriott would give no prognosis on any of the people admitted or the person in critical condition.

Most of the injuries treated were gunshot wounds to extremities, some were lacerations sustained in attempts to flee the shooting scene.

MVH had a large mass casualty training exercise last fall and officials said that after incidents such as shootings in Florida and other parts of the country that staff has continued to go through training.

As a level one trauma center, the hospital is used to getting multiple victims from multiple incidents at the same time, a doctor said.

He added that he felt like the hospital was “extremely well-prepared for the worst humanity can bring on itself.”

The hospital is now back to normal operations.

(UPDATE @ 9:10 a.m.): Area hospital officials are relaying the following information about victims in the Dayton shooting in the Oregon District early Sunday that has left the suspect and nine others dead and at least 26 wounded:

  • Kettering Medical Center has 12 victims across three hospitals, spokeswoman Liz Long said. Nine victims went to Grandview, three of whom are in serious condition, three in fair, and three discharged. One was transported to Kettering Medical Center with serious injuries. Two were transported to Soin and were treated and released.
  • Miami Valley Hospital admitted three, discharged eight and evaluated three others, an official said.
  • Miami Valley Hospital South evaluated one person, an official with Miami Valley Hospital said.
  • Austin Boulevard Emergency Center evaluated one person, the MVH official said.

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Grandview ER physician William Breeding commended hospital staff who train for incidents like this but haven’t had to put that training into practice before now.

“We certainly hoped to never have to deal with anything like this here, but we prepared for it,” he said.

Breeding said his shift started at 11 p.m. and the hospital received notice that there was a mass shooting about two minutes before victims started arriving. The first came in a police cruiser. They came in waves with wounds including lacerations and a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

“They were varying in age from young college-age students to people in late middle age,” he said, describing the scene as an orchestrated chaos.

As his shift ended after 8 a.m., he said the staff looked at each other, “and a communal recognition that we went through that and supported each other.”

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Dr. Randy Marriott, Emergency Room physician, Miami Valley Hospital, said the majority of the victims brought to MVH suffered gunshot wounds and none of them has died of their injuries.

Other injuries occurred as people were running from the gunfire -- lacerations and the like, he said. Some of the victims may have to go to surgery, but those decisions were still being made.

The Dayton Convention Center has been set up as a station for families and friends to share information with police and to check on the status of family members and friends.

Montgomery County Coroner’s investigators tell us they have a long day ahead of them.

Several concerned family members and friends have gathered in the parking lot of the Arby’s restaurant, which is adjacent to the Oregon District awaiting information.

We will update this developing report as we learn more.

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