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Mills-Peninsula Cares for Victims of Asiana Airlines Airplane Crash

mills.exteriorUPDATED July 15, 2013, 12:30 p.m PT – As of Monday morning, July 15, 2013, the Mills-Peninsula Emergency Department in Burlingame, CA, had assessed and cared for 38 injured passengers from the Asiana Airlines airplane crash that occurred Saturday, July 6 at San Francisco International Airport. All are in stable condition with injuries generally reported as fractures, contusions and abrasions.

Five people (all adults) were originally admitted to the hospital. One is currently still in the hospital in stable condition.

Representatives from the Korean and Chinese Consulates were on site Saturday and Sunday to offer assistance to patients and their families.

All of us at Mills-Peninsula – physicians, staff and volunteers – send our heartfelt sympathy to the families who lost loved ones in the crash and our wishes for a full recovery to all who experienced this terrible tragedy.

Mills-Peninsula serves as the major receiving hospital for most emergencies on the Peninsula and is the official destination for emergencies at the San Francisco International Airport. On an average day, this award-winning Emergency Department team treats more than 115 patients, administering critical care for stroke, heart attack, car accidents, sports injuries, poisoning – or any medical or psychiatric emergency.

Mills-Peninsula adheres to Federal HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) guidelines protecting patient confidentiality and does not release any patient information, including names, ages, gender, nationality or diagnosis.

Media Contact:

Margie O’Clair
Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Mills-Peninsula
650-504-3771
oclairm@sutterhealth.org

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