Doctor Who Stopped Shooting Spree Will Not Lose His Job, is Praised by Hospital

July 27 2014
by GSL Staff
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Dr. Lee Silverman, the psychiatrist at Mercy Health System in Pennsylvania who shot a patient last week will not lose his job for violating the hospital’s policy on firearms.

According to a statement posted by Mercy Health System to their Facebook page, the hospital is actually praising the actions of Silverman and says they look forward to him resuming seeing patients.

Here is the statement,

We are thankful for the swift action of Dr. Lee Silverman, Dr. Jeffrey Dekret, John D’Alonzo and the other colleagues and visitors who took brave and difficult action during yesterday’s tragic event. We extend our condolences to Theresa Hunt’s family, and we are praying for Dr. Silverman’s speedy recovery. We look forward to Dr. Silverman’s return to serving patients at our hospital. We will do all we can to support the victims during this difficult time.

We continue to work with the Delaware County authorities to understand fully the details of the event. We are reviewing our policies and procedures to ensure a safe environment. We are committed to serving as a compassionate and healing presence in our communities, and we are grateful for the outpouring of community support

Here is the actual status update from the Facebook page:

The hospital mentions reviewing policies and procedures. Maybe they will rethink their ban on carry inside of their facilities.

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