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[Complainant/Victim Name] ********* [DOB] ******* [Age] ** [Tx] ******** [Spillman #] ******** [Suspect Name] *************** (ST JOE HOSPITAL CEO) [Tx] ********** [Witness #1 Name] ************** [DOB] ********* [Age] ** [Tx] ************* [Spillman #] ******* ON MARCH 8TH, 2018 DET/SGT BRIAN SELL, ACPD #231 WAS CALLED TO THE ALLEN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO TAKE A REPORT OF THREATS MADE AGAINST THE VICTIM, ********. MR ****** WAS, AT ONE TIME, AN ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS (CHS) AND LUTHERAN HEALTH NETWORK (LHN) THAT IS OWNED BY CHS. MR ********* IS NO LONGER EMPLOYED BY CHS/LHN. MR ********* STATED THAT ON February 28TH, 2018 HE WAS CONTACTED BY THE WITNESS, *******. AT THAT TIME MR ******** WAS THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE (CAO) FOR ST JOE HOSPITAL LOCATED AT 700 BROADWAY, FORT WAYNE INDIANA. ST JOE HOSPITAL IS AN LHN FACITLITY. MR ********* WENT ON TO EXPLAIN THAT MR ****** ADVISED HE HAD BEEN IN A MEETING IN THE ST JOE ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE ROOM WITH THE SUSPECT, **********, AND SEVERAL OTHER INDIVIDUALS THAT MR ********* DID NOT WANT NAMED AT THIS TIME. MR ****** TOLD MR ********* THAT ****** STATED "THE HEADLINE MADE IT SEEM LIKE HE (MR *********) WON, WE WON. OUR WHOLE PLAN WAS TO SHOW IU HEALTH (MR *********'S CURRENT EMPLOYER) WHAT HE DID WHILE WORKING FOR US, WHO IS TO SAY HE WON'T DO IT TO THEM? HE SHOULD BE SHOT AND KILLED FOR WHAT HE DID." ON February 28TH, 2018 MR ********* CONTACTED HIS ATTORNEY WHO COMPOSED AN EMAIL TO A CHS ATTORNEY. THIS EMAIL VOICED MR *********'S CONCERNS ABOUT THE STATEMENT STATING HOW INAPPROPRIATE IT WAS. MR ********* ASKED THAT IT BE APPROPRIATELY ADDRESSED. ON MARCH 1ST, 2018 MR *********'S ATTORNEY RECEIVED A RESPONSE FROM A CHS ATTORNEY. THE EMAIL ADVISED THAT IT WAS DETERMINED THAT "INTEMPERATE AND INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS WERE MADE" AS ORIGINALLY ALLEGED. THE EMAIL STATED THAT THE FACILITY CEO (*******) WAS COUNSELED THAT SUCH COMMENTS ARE "INNAPROPRIATE FOR THE WORKPLACE". THE EMAIL ALSO STATED THAT THEY BELIEVED THERE WAS NO BASIS TO BELIEVE THAT ANY ACTUAL "ADVERSE ACTION" WOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST MR *********. THERE WERE MORE EMAILS BETWEEN THE ATTORNEYS. THEY STATED THAT MR ********* IS VERY TROUBLED BY THE COMMENT. IT WAS MENTIONED IN AN EMAIL THAT MR ********* HAD BEEN MADE AWARE OF OTHER EXECUTIVES MAKING THREATENING COMMENTS ABOUT HIM. MR ********* FELT THAT THIS INCIDENT HAD CLEARLY "GONE TOO FAR."


IN AN EMAIL TO MR *********'S ATTORNEY THE CHS ATTORNEY STATED AN INVESTIGATION WAS CONDUCTED AND IT WAS DETERMINED BY LHN THAT THE STATEMENTS MADE WERE INAPPROPRIATE BUT NO CREDIBLE SUGGESTION SHOULD BE MADE FOR THEM TO BE UNDERSTOOD IN THEIR LITERAL SENSE. THE EMAIL SUGGESTS THAT MR ********* IS USING THIS INCIDENT AS AN OBVIOUS EFFORT TO USE THESE STATEMENTS AND THIS INCIDENT TO FURTHER MR *********'S OWN PERSONAL AGENDA. AFTER SPEAKING FURTHER WITH MR ********* HE WISHED THAT ALL OF THE THREATS AND NEGATIVE TALK WOULD STOP. HE FEELS AS IF HE AND HIS FAMILY ARE UNSAFE NOT KNOWING IF ANY THREATS WOULD BE CARRIED OUT. SGT SELL EXPLAINED TO MR ********* THAT A REPORT WOULD BE MADE TO DOCUMENT THE INCIDENT. THIS ENDED THE CONVERSATION. SGT SELL CLEARED THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND COMPLETED THIS REPORT. ON MARCH 8TH, 2018 AT AROUND 1540 HOURS DET/SGT BRIAN SELL, ACPD #231 WAS CONTACTED ABOUT SOME ITEMS IN THE ORIGINAL REPORT BEING INCORRECT AND/OR WANTING SOME MORE DETAIL ADDED FROM THE EMAILS BETWEEN MR *********'S AND CHS'S ATTORNEYS. SGT SELL STATED IN HIS ORIGINAL REPORT THAT MR ********* WAS CONTACTED BY ***** ON FEBRURY 28TH, 2018. SGT SELL WAS ADVISED THAT MR ********* WAS ACTUALLY INITIALLY CONTACTED BY MR ****** ON February 27TH, 2018. IN ONE OF THE MULTIPLE EMAILS BETWEEN MR *********'S ATTORNEY AND CHS'S ATTORNEY IT IS STATED BY CHS'S ATTORNEY THAT "A POOR CHOICE OF WORDS AND AN UNCIVIL REMARK BY AN ADMINISTRATOR DO NOT AMOUNT TO A CREDIBLE THREAT OF HARM BASED ON THE INFORMATION REPORTED AND THE STATEMENTS OF THOSE WHO WERE INTERVIEWED." IN THE SAME EMAIL THE CHS ATTORNEY STATED "EVEN THE STATEMENTS MADE WERE NOT DIRECTED TO MR. *********'S FAMILY." THIS CASE WILL BE FOLLOWED UP ON AND SUPPLEMENTED AS THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

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