TMA to Honor Physicians, Trauma Teams for Walmart Shooting Response

February 4, 2020

  • WHAT: The president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) will honor the many physicians, hospital caregivers, emergency medical technicians, and others who responded to the tragic El Paso Walmart shooting on Aug. 3, 2019. A gunman shot and killed 22 people and injured 24 others, many of whom received care in area hospitals. TMA President David C. Fleeger, MD, will present a TMA President’s Award to members of El Paso’s emergency medicine community at a brief ceremony.
  • WHEN: THIS Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 pm (approximate)
  • WHERE: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel El Paso Downtown, 600 N. El Paso St., El Paso

Invited honorees include Alan Tyroch, MD, and Joel Hendryx, DO, of University Medical Center of El Paso; Stephen Flaherty, MD, of Del Sol Medical Center; and representatives of El Paso County Emergency Services and the El Paso Police Department. 

The award Dr. Fleeger will present reads:

“TMA Presidential Award Presented To: The El Paso County Medical Society and the Dedicated Trauma Teams of the El Paso Community

“In recognition of their response – on the scene, in the emergency department, in the operating room, and in the clinics – to the tragic act of gun violence that happened in El Paso on Aug. 3, 2019. Their commitment to their patients and their community is a testament to their dedication to the health of all Texans.” 

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 53,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.


Contact:  Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320

 Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336

On site, day of the event: Patsy Slaughter (915) 820-3302

Connect with TMA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Check out for interesting and timely news on health care issues and policy.

Last Updated On

February 04, 2020

Related Content

Leadership | Public Health | Trauma | Workforce