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Dear Colleagues,

You likely saw that there were several more instances of gun violence nationwide over the weekend, including a shooting at Wayne UNC Health Care in Goldsboro. Every person setting foot in the UNC School of Medicine, UNC Health clinics and hospitals, including you, deserves to feel secure. The safety and well-being of our community is a top priority.

While we are thankful that our teammates and patients at Wayne are safe, and for the quick response of law enforcement, we again want to use this opportunity to remind you of the safety protocols we have in place and to encourage you to review your emergency response plans with your teammates:

  • If you see something, say something!
    • Contact UNC Medical Center Police at 984-974-3686 or UNC Police at 919-962-3951
    • Call 911 for an emergency
    • You may see increased security and police presence as our teams adjust protocols to ensure the safety of our teammates and patients.
  • Sign-up for AlertCarolina notifications and ensure your contact information is up to date.
  • Review the UNC Police Active Shooter and Critical Incident Response guide online at
  • Review the Carolina Ready Online Emergency Preparedness Training online at
  • Wear your UNC Health ID at all times in clinical areas and DO NOT allow anyone to piggyback through doors into secure areas.

These continuing events bring sadness, anger, fear, and helplessness for many of us. Please remember that wellness resources are available whenever you need them.

Thank you for everything you are doing to keep your teammates, patients and communities safe and supported.



Cristen P. Page, MD, MPH
Executive Dean, UNC School of Medicine