The fatal shooting of a patient at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has prompted changes to security at the hospital, as well as policies on employee communication, education and training.
Forty-nine-year-old Travis Frink of Warwick, Rhode Island, is accused of killing his mother, 70-year-old Pamela Ferriere, of Groton, on Sept. 12. She had been a patient at Dartmouth-Hitchcock's intensive care unit.
The Valley News reports that hospital officials have decided not to install metal detectors or hire armed guards. Instead, they've made changes such as having a security guard monitor the waiting room outside the unit and updating online training and videos to prepare for emergencies.
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Instead of being told to "run" when an active shooter is present, they will be told to "avoid" the incident, which might mean staying in place.