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Beebe Medical Center Tightens Security After Threat

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LEWES, Del.- Beebe Medical Center says it has tightened its security procedures after a former patient left a threatening voicemail for two physicians affiliated with the hospital.

According to Kelly Griffin, Beebe's director of marketing and communications, the person who left the voicemail was a patient at the hospital several years ago. The threat was made sometime during the weekend but the voicemail was heard for the first time on Monday morning, Griffin noted.

Although the person was taken into police custody late Monday morning, Griffin said the hospital has heightened its routine security policies and procedures and has only two entrances currently open to the public. The hospital is also checking IDs of all visitors prior to issuing visitor badges, Griffin said.

"We consider all threats against patients and staff to be taken very seriously and we have secured entrances to the hospital and to our other locations on this campus," according to Ron Webster, Beebe's director of security.


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