The Kings County Hospital Center has a Level 1 Trauma Center and gets many patients who are gunshot victims. The Kings County nickname of “Killer County” has been cited in print since at least 2004.
Wikipedia: Kings County Hospital Center
Kings County Hospital Center is a hospital located at 451 Clarkson Avenue in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City. It is under the umbrella of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), the municipal agency which runs New York City’s public hospitals.
According to the HHC, “Kings County was named the first Level 1 Trauma Center in the U.S.” Because of this trauma center, police officers have been quoted as saying, “If I get shot… bring me to Kings County.”
Student Doctor Network Forums
04-21-2004, 07:53 PM
Bellevue = Hellvue! King’s County = Killer County (NYT)
“The police similarly responded to 894 calls last year at Kings County Hospital Center in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, including 21 for crimes, eight of them serious.”
As She Lay Dying at G Building
By bmartin on July 2, 2008 1:09 PM
But reports of inhumane psychiatric care at Kings County Hospital (dubbed “Killer County” by online wags) are nothing new.
North Country Gazette
Death On ER Floor Prompts Cries For Reforms
by NORTH COUNTRY GAZETTE on JULY 2, 2008
Nicknamed “Killer County” by those familiar with its conditions, Kings County Hospital Center is the subject of a lawsuit filed in May 2007 by the New York Civil Liberties Union, Mental Hygiene Legal Service, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
New York (NY) Times—The Local (Fort Greene/Clinton Hill)
January 4, 2013
King’s County Hospital is nicknamed “Killer County” and is renowned for dealing with gunshot traumas, partly because they get so many as a result of the neighborhood they’re in.
— local yokel