NEWS RELEASES

About > News & Media > For the Media > News Releases > Legacy Good Samaritan Incident

Legacy Good Samaritan Incident

Portland, Ore., Saturday, July 22, 2023 – It is with great sadness that we share the news about a devastating tragedy that occurred today at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center.

Bobby Smallwood, one of our dedicated safety and security officers, was tragically shot and killed while protecting our patients and employees. Another staff member was injured in the shooting and is in stable condition. It’s important to know that the suspect is no longer a threat, and no patients were physically injured in the incident.

“Words cannot express the profound grief we are experiencing,” said Kathryn Correia, Legacy Health president and CEO. “We offer our unwavering support to Bobby’s loved ones, to our patients in our care, to the staff at Legacy Good Samaritan and to all of our employees and providers suffering today.”

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center has moved into Code Silver – Lockdown as of 3:00 p.m. today. Employees must use their badge to enter Good Samaritan. The Emergency Department and the Family Birth Center are on divert status. Otherwise, the hospital is now operating as normal

We are providing counseling support services for our employees at Good Samaritan.

We are setting up a staging area in the parking lot of the 1120 N.W. 20th Ave. building for the family of our employees and patients.

Legacy employees and the family of employees can receive updates by calling Legacy Health Employee Phone Line at 503-225-6242.

Family of Legacy patients can receive updates by calling Legacy Health’s Patient Family Phone Line at 503-225-6353.

As this is still an active and ongoing crime investigation, we ask all media to direct all questions related to the investigation to the Portland Police Bureau.

We will share additional updates on this page as we have more information to share. Legacy Health media inquiries should be directed to media@lhs.org.