LAS VEGAS, Calif. - The chaos at the country music festival was matched equally in local hospitals as people flooded their doors, but a doctor says everyone in her hospital and in the city has stood up to stay "Las Vegas Strong."
"50 patients, 60 patients, 70 patients. I could not even tell you how many patients we had at the moment," said Dr. Stephanie Davidson, staff physician at Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Minutes after the bullets rained from the windows of a room in the Mandalay Bay, people rushed and were taken to local hospitals, including the Sunrise Medical Center which less than 3 miles from the crime scene.
"It was controlled mayhem I would say. Probably 150 staff people working between doctors nurses scribes volunteer," Davidson said.
Davidson organized the ER to make sure the most dire got the care they needed first. A task that is incredibly difficult to do.
"Some patients that are critical you can stabilize, some patients that are stable become more critical, it's a feud moment it's not static it is very dynamic. It changes every second," Davidson said.
Davidson says the hospital ran like a well-oiled machine of medical care.
"Every single person from a surgeon to a housekeeper performed and did exactly what they needed to do, above and beyond what anyone could have asked of them," Davidson said. "You didn't even have to ask people to do certain things everything was just getting done."
Davidson said there are dozens of folks that are being treated and are far from out of the woods yet.
Outside of the hospital, back on the Las Vegas strip, candlelight memorials grow and people huddle together in prayer relying on faith to get through this trying time.