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Updated statement on Saturday's shooting at Methodist Dallas

In light of the ongoing police investigation, Methodist Health System will not be issuing further details at this time other than to confirm that the incident on October 22, 2022, did occur on the mother/baby unit. Since Saturday's shooting, and out of an abundance of caution, police force staffing has been increased on the Methodist Dallas Medical Center campus, including for mothers and babies.

Safety on each of our campuses is of paramount concern and is evaluated on an ongoing basis and anytime an issue occurs. For example, Methodist employs its own highly trained police force and has recently installed external and internal camera systems that employ the latest analytic technology. Other improvements include increased physical security measures and ongoing active-shooter training for all staff. Furthermore, all campuses conduct interdisciplinary daily safety huddles with hospital leaders.

Additional meetings of our ongoing Methodist Dallas Medical Center Safety and Security Steering Committee are already scheduled.

While all of these steps and others continue to be evaluated and implemented, we believe it's important not to lose the focus we should place on supporting the families of the victims of this isolated and tragic event.