Response to Security Incident at Swedish/First Hill on April 13, 2013

Response to Security Incident at Swedish/First Hill on April 13, 2013

SEATTLE – On Saturday, April 13, 2013 an incident occurred involving a woman wearing a scrub top, who posed as an employee and entered two patient rooms on different clinical floors at Swedish/First Hill (747 Broadway, Seattle) and attempted to alter Patient-Controlled Analgesia pumps to obtain pain medication.

An internal investigation involving Swedish security and clinical staff was launched as soon as staff learned of the incident. No harm came to any Swedish patients involved in this incident. Swedish is and has been working closely with Seattle Police over the course of the last week in hopes of identifying the suspect and preventing any further incidents at Swedish or any other area hospitals. Although a delay in reporting the incident to Seattle Police occurred, Swedish security staff continued to investigate the incident.

To watch some surveillance/security video of the suspect that Swedish provided the Seattle Police Department in an attempt to try and help identify the person, click here.

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Media Coverage

  • To read a related article posted April 24 on The Seattle Times' web site, click here.
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