Official Statement from Henry County Medical Center on Suicide of Visitor

Paris, TN – The safety and security of all our partners, patients and visitors is our number one priority at Henry County Medical Center.  Unfortunately, we are faced with the knowledge that an individual took his own life earlier this morning on our premises.

“First, this was a single person incident with no other involvement and with no injures to our staff,” said Lisa Casteel, CEO at HCMC.  “We extend our sympathies to the family and friends of this individual. At this time we have no information as to why this incident occurred. We are thankful and grateful to the Paris Police Department for their commitment to this community and especially to our organization.”

The individual who took his own life was involved with an incident with two other people, requiring one of them to be brought to our Emergency Department early this morning.  The incident was stated as an accident and the patient was treated and stable.  One of the individuals involved went missing and was later found by our EMS station with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

No one else was involved or injured and the facility is safe and secure.   The Paris Police Department is investigating the incident and no other information is available at this time.

For all media inquiries, please contact 731-642-1220 and you will be directed to appropriate spokesperson for HCMC.

About Henry County Medical Center

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: