The ongoing national opioid crisis has a devastating effect on our communities and has changed the way our health system approaches treating pain. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The experts at Hennepin Healthcare are involved in a number of initiatives to help patients receive the care and pain medications they need, in a safe way. One of these initiatives is to provide access for patients and their caretakers to the life-saving medication naloxone. We are grateful to be ahead of the curve when it comes to prevention and treatment of opioid overdose, thanks to our dedicated staff and initiatives that are helping save patients from death from overdose.