One year ago on June 28, five innocent people were killed in a shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper, which is in the same building that houses our Annapolis Medical Center. We are taking time this June to honor this one-year anniversary by encouraging our teams to prepare for the unthinkable.
The Annapolis tragedy showed how important it is to come together and look out for each other during a crisis. During that terrible day, our Annapolis colleagues stepped up, relied on their training, and ensured everyone in the medical center was cared for and safe. Their actions made a real difference.
Anniversaries like this create strong emotions. To support our Annapolis colleagues, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) representatives will be available onsite during the anniversary.
On this anniversary, we honor the five victims of the shooting. We send our thoughts to the people of the Capital Gazette, as well as our own Kaiser Permanente members, employees, and physicians who showed great courage and resilience in the face of tragedy.