with Staff and Families as National Tragedy Affects Our Community.
Paris, TN – Every day our
physicians, partners, and families at Henry County Medical Center realize how
precious every second is and how one act can change the course of your
life. As a care community, we understand
that every second matters in each of our lives and we always strive to make
those seconds count.
events that occurred on Sunday, October 1 in Las Vegas hit close to home for
our care community. Henry County Medical
Center is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life that occurred. This event hits close to home for all of us
in Paris and Henry County. Two employees
of Henry County Medical Center were involved in the mass shooting in Las Vegas
Sunday night. Unfortunately, one of
those employees, Sonny Melton, R.N., was killed in the attack. His wife, Heather Melton, M.D., Orthopaedic
Surgeon at Innovative Orthopedics survived the mass shooting.
thoughts and prayers of the entire HCMC family are with Sonny and Heather’s
families,” said Thomas Gee, CEO at Henry County Medical Center. “We ask that all staff, friends, and patients
of the couple respect their privacy at this time and refrain from contacting
the family and the HCMC Kelley Clinic if they do not have a reason to do so.”
has provided counselors for any staff affected by this horrible incident. Any appointments that need to be rescheduled
with Dr. Melton will be contacted by the office, so please do not contact
Innovative Orthopedics or the HCMC Kelley Clinic until you hear from staff at
event is a traumatic life experience for those there and those that are a part
of the HCMC caring community. If you are
struggling to understand this event or other types of losses, HCMC has staff
available at Lake Haven Behavioral Center.
HCMC will be offering information and mental health tips to our
partners, families and our community throughout this month as we all begin to
cope with this tragedy. If you feel you
need to speak with someone, please contact our Lake Haven Behavioral Center at
all media inquiries, please contact 731-642-1220 and you will be directed to appropriate
spokesperson for HCMC.
About Henry County
Located in Paris, TN, Henry
County Medical Center is a progressive, integrated healthcare organization
committed to serving the healthcare needs of Henry County and the adjoining
region. Including a 142-bed hospital and other facilities, the medical center
provides a variety of outpatient services, as well as inpatient care. Henry
County Medical Center is a county-owned and operated nonprofit institution. For
more information: www.hcmc-tn.org.