Morehouse School of Medicine's Dr. Omar Danner Featured in New Book on Public Hospitals Titled "A Spirit of Charity"


Dr. Omar Danner, director of trauma and an associate professor of surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), is featured in a soon-to-be-released book about public hospitals called A Spirit of Charity: Restoring the Bond between America and Its Public Hospitals.

Scheduled for release on May 31, 2016, the book traces the history and challenges at several large public hospitals around country, with the primary focus on Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. The majority of MSM's patient care and clinical training occurs at Grady.

Danner is highlighted in a chapter titled "Trauma care: The service we take for granted."

"There’s an adrenaline rush with trauma," Dr. Danner tells author and veteran journalist Mike King in the 352-page book. "You are there for a very clear reason, to save a life, even though you may never have met the patient on your table. Your first job is to get and keep the patient stable. It takes a team to do that. And only then can you think about what you have to do surgically. That’s what makes it exciting."

MSM is also discussed in the book, which "reveals the remarkable story of why public hospitals matter and why they should play a more prominent role in our public policy discussions," according to publisher Secant Publishing.

A Spirit of Charity: Restoring the Bond between America and Its Public Hospitals is available for preorder from Amazon and other leading distributors and retailers.