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Healthcare Security Alert, May 2013

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A quick scan of the headlines in recent months will tell you all you need to know about the current security risks in healthcare. In February, a gunman was shot dead in the parking lot of Portland (Ore.) Adventist Medical Center. In January, a physician was killed by a gunman in Newport Beach, Calif., in a medical office near Hoag Hospital. The victim was found dead in the examination room. And in December 2012, a man opened fire in St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He wounded a police officer and two employees before a second officer shot and killed the gunman.

A quick scan of the headlines in recent months will tell you all you need to know about the current security risks in healthcare. In February, a gunman was shot dead in the parking lot of Portland (Ore.) Adventist Medical Center. In January, a physician was killed by a gunman in Newport Beach, Calif., in a medical office near Hoag Hospital. The victim was found dead in the examination room. And in December 2012, a man opened fire in St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He wounded a police officer and two employees before a second officer shot and killed the gunman.




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