Department Blog

Posted 3/15/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Homeless Alcoholics in the ED

Stephen Schenkel, MD, MPP, Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Medical Center, published a thoughtful and compassionate editorial, “Learning from the Stories of Homeless Alcoholics,” in the February issue of Annals of Emergency Medicine. His essay accompanies an article in the same issue, by UMEM residency alumnus Ryan McCormack, MD, and his colleagues, which chronicles the stories of 20 homeless, alcohol-dependent people who frequent the ED at Bellevue Hospital.