Adventist Medical Center Took Appropriate Measures to Ensure Safety and Security

February 18, 2013

At approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday night February 17, Adventist Medical Center issued a code silver indicating a combative person with a weapon on the premises of the hospital. No injuries occurred to staff or patients. The suspect is officially deceased. The Portland Police Bureau is currently investigating the situation. Patients and visitors have full access to all hospital services including the Emergency Department lobby and ambulance entrance.

The health, security and safety of our patients, employees, physicians and community is our top priority. The hospital has policies in place to help protect those we serve and appropriate steps were taken to ensure the safety of all.  

We are grateful for the collaboration between staff and local authorities in helping keep our community safe.

About Adventist Medical Center (AMC) Adventist Medical Center (AMC) , located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. It is home to Adventist Health-Portland, which includes more than 30 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.

Adventist Health-Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,700 includes more than 21,000 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,000 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 150 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit our website at for more information.

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