An opinion piece in this morning's Boston Globe recognizes the quiet bravery of those who are providing medical care to the victims of Monday's bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Without the quick, organized response of health care professionals at the scene and at nearby hospitals, the number of deaths would undoubtedly have been higher. The ability of health care professionals to remain calm in the face of this and other tragedies is nothing short of amazing. Even though they do not want or expect praise for what they do, we should all remember to recognize and to thank them for caring for us and keeping us safe. I am sure I speak for everyone at Mintz Levin - which was founded in Boston and which is where our largest office is located - when I say thank you to Boston's health care professionals for their "calm, heroic response in the face of unprecedented carnage."
Karen S. Lovitch is a Mintz attorney who represents health care companies in regulatory, transactional, and operational matters. She advises them on health care regulations such as the Stark Law and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.