Statement from Allina Health on the shooting at our Buffalo clinic

February 10, 2021 — Yesterday, Allina Health joined a tragically long list of organizations who have suffered a workplace shooting. We are devastated. With overwhelming sadness, we can confirm that Lindsay Overbay lost her life to this senseless act of violence. Lindsay was a medical assistant who worked for Allina Health since November of 2018. The loss of Lindsay is traumatic for all who knew and loved her. Our entire Allina Health family extends our deepest sympathies to her family, friends and co-workers. In total, five of our colleagues were victims in the attack. Sherry Curtis, a Licensed Practical Nurse at Allina Health since 2013 was also injured in the attack. We will not be identifying the other victims at this time out of respect for the families’ wishes.

Our primary focus is on supporting our employees, patients and the community of Buffalo. Our response teams have pulled together to provide support to our staff in Buffalo, including resources for the victims and their families, grief counseling and spiritual care for staff. We have also consulted with Allina Health mental health experts and taken their counsel into account as we continue to do everything we can for our colleagues. Even though this appears to be an isolated incident, we have taken the extra precaution of increasing security in our facilities. We are working closely with law enforcement who are providing additional support to ensure the safety of our teams and patients.

We recognize that law enforcement is working hard on this case. We’re grateful for their support. Out of respect for the on-going legal process, we will not be making any comments related to the investigation surrounding the incidents of Feb. 9, 2021 at this time.