N.H. healthcare facility reviews security after shooting

October 6, 2017

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (D-H) in Lebanon, N.H., is reviewing security protocols in the wake of last week’s shooting death of a patient in the intensive care unit, according to an article on the Valley News website.

Hospital officials say they are not presupposing what security changes may be needed.

Aside from those carried by uniformed law enforcement officers, D-H currently prohibits weapons on its campuses, according to the hospital system’s written policy. 

D-H staff who bring weapons to campus could face termination. Others would be asked to leave, could be barred from future visits and could face criminal prosecution.

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