Tennessee hospital boost security following shooting

April 25, 2019

The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, Tenn., has added armed guards and plans to further boost security following a recent shooting of an employee in the emergency department, according to an article on the Campus Security and Life Safety website.

The hospital is “looking at every entry and exit point and looking at some of our other systems in place,"  according to Carol Koenecke-Grant, RMC Vice President of Strategy and Marketing. 

A suspect had entered the hospital and fired multiple shots, striking a hospital employee in the abdomen. The hospital issued a “Code Silver” and locked down the facility. 

Sheriff’s deputies conducted a room-to-room search at the hospital, while RMC security took the suspect into custody. For THE 24-hour period after the shooting, the hospital had an armed deputy from the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office on campus.

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