Official Statement from Henry County Medical Center Regarding Fire on Lake Haven

Paris, TN – The safety and security of all our partners, patients and visitors is our number one priority at Henry County Medical Center.  Unfortunately, today, we had an incident on Lake Haven Behavioral Unit that has caused us to evacuate our behavioral health unit patients.

Earlier today, there was a contained fire in a patient room on our behavioral unit.  Minimal damage is reported, but for the safety of our behavioral health unit patients, we are transferring them to other facilities or discharging those patients who are ready for discharge to their families.  Currently, Lake Haven Behavioral Unit is closed to any admissions until an assessment can be completed of the unit to ensure patient safety and security.  This only impacts our behavioral health unit patients.

“First, we are extremely grateful that no patients were harmed in this incident,” said Lisa Casteel, CEO at HCMC.  “We continue to investigate the incident and assess the behavioral health unit before we open it back to patients. We are thankful and grateful for our staff and the Paris Fire Department for their quick response and will work with the Paris Police Department regarding the incident.”

The other floor of the unit will not be opened due to the proximity and smoke in the unit.  All family members of our patients will be notified.

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: