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Local incident results in arrest of Baptist Hospital-Union County CEO

CEO Walter Grace Baptist Union County Emergency Department.

NAnewsweb.com became aware of an incident this afternoon, August 30th, which resulted in the arrest of Walter Grace, CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County.

According to information from MobilPatrol, Mr. Grace was taken into the Union Count Sheriff’s Department at 2:45 PM and was released at 3:01 PM. Two charges were made in the incident: disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

NAnewsweb has received the following statement regarding this incident at 7:20 PM, August 30th:

From Valerie Burrow, Communications Coordinator of Baptist Memorial Hospital’s Corporate Office in Memphis.

“We are aware that an unfortunate incident occurred at our hospital involving our CEO Walter Grace. Because we are reviewing this situation, we can’t discuss any details  at this time. However, we do expect the situation to be resolved favorably.”

An earlier statement had also been distributed locally approximately 7:15 PM through Lori Goode, Baptist Hospital-Union County’s Director of Human Services.

From Chris Anderson, Vice President of Operations, Mississippi Market:

“As you may have heard, a situation occurred in our emergency department involving a patient’s blood draw on Wednesday afternoon. Unfortunately, Mr. Grace, our CEO and Administrator, was taken into custody, but was released on his own recognizance. Based on the information we have, we believe he acted appropriately as an advocate for our ER staff. He returned to the hospital by ambulance as a patient. While he is recuperating, Randy White has been asked to assist with the day-to-day operations in his absence. Please direct any questions or concerns to him. Also, please keep Mr. Grace in your thoughts and prayers.”

NAnewsweb.com will update this story as further information becomes available.

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