At approximately 9:47 p.m. on Sunday, July 30, Bothwell Regional Health Center issued a report of a bomb threat in response to an anonymous call that was made to the hospital’s switchboard. At approximately 2:10 a.m. on Monday, July 31, the all clear was given.
Lisa Irwin, served as the administrator on-call during the entirety of the threat situation.
“We contacted law enforcement and immediately followed our lockdown protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and employees, which is always the first priority in any threat situation,” said Lisa Irwin, Vice President of Human Resources and Support Services.
Patients were discharged as quickly as possible from the emergency department. New patients and ambulances were rerouted to area hospitals. Law enforcement officials are currently investigating the call.
The emergency management efforts were coordinated with the Sedalia Police Department, Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Sedalia Fire Department, Pettis County Ambulance district, team members of BRHC Security, Pettis County explosive detecting K9 Cezar and bomb sniffing canines from Whiteman Air Force Base.