SALEM -- An Oregon hospital says it's reviewing the facts behind a decision not to inform police that a missing 81-year-old man was safe in the hospital while friends and police spent two days this week searching for him.

Salem Hospital spokesman Mark Glyzewski told The Associated Press on Friday that, if contacted by law enforcement, the hospital's policy is to say whether a patient is there.

And Glyzewski says that if a patient is identified as a missing person, the hospital's practice is to call police themselves.

He wouldn't comment directly on the case of the man who went missing, Thomas Dill.

The Statesman Journal reports that an anonymous tipster told police that Dill was in Salem Hospital, and Dill has since been transferred to an adult care facility.

Background: Salem Hospital kept missing man secret from police

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