Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 9:00 a.m. 

“Last evening at approximately 5:50 p.m. EST, following an employee disciplinary action, two Hospital for Special Care employees were shot by a fellow employee.  Hospital staff immediately implemented safety protocols and local EMS and law enforcement officials quickly arrived on the scene, cared for the injured and locked down the facility.  The shooting occurred in an isolated building maintenance area and patients were never in danger.

Even though the immediacy of this terrible tragedy is behind us, Hospital for Special Care continues to cooperate with the local authorities. Our thoughts are with our injured employees and their families. 

We would like to stress that all of our patients are safe and being well cared for.  Grief counselors are currently available to all Hospital employees, patients and their families for all shifts.  Additional security is being provided to reassure patients, their families and our employees that their safety is our priority. 

We are grateful for the support of local law enforcement officials, first medical responders, the Mayor of New Britain and the community.”

John J. Votto, D.O., F.C.C.P.
President and CEO
Hospital for Special Care