Dartmouth-Hitchcock Reviewing Safety Procedures Following Fatal Shooting

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock officials say they’re reviewing all safety procedures following the fatal shooting of a 70-year-old patient Tuesday. Speaking outside the hospital's administrative offices Wednesday afternoon, Chief Clinical Officer Ed Merrens said a swift response from staff and law enforcement allowed for minimal patient disruption. “We had a full day yesterday. We had a busy OR, birthing pavilion, medical units -- everything was going,” he said. “Even in our surgical intensive care unit, we had patients taken care of.” A complete review of the incident will allow the hospital to determine how many patients were impacted and whether there should be changes to security protocol, he said. Authorities say Rhode Island resident Travis Frink signed...

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