On Saturday, April 23, a situation occurred that involved the safety of a patient. In response to that incident, St. Francis Medical Center took immediate action and has been cooperating with law enforcement.
Appropriate security measures were in place at the time of the incident. Additionally, the hospital was locked down immediately following the situation. We have increased our 24/7 security presence in the hospital and are reviewing all aspects of this incident and researching additional national safety/security best practices.
St. Francis Medical Center provides ongoing education and training drills to all team members to ensure the safety of all patients.
St. Francis Medical Center Administration and the entire organization are committed to optimizing security for all patients. We are currently undergoing an extensive review of all policies, procedures, education and training, and security technology. This includes enlisting the assistance and expertise of our physicians and clinicians, medical staff leaders, and board leadership.
We at St. Francis Medical Center believe that the security of each patient is integral to the mission of our hospital. Fortunately the end result of this situation is everyone involved is safe, sound and secure.