Safety - January 2015

Are present hospital security plans enough?

Security has been a top topic of discussion within Greater Boston's healthcare community


East Coast providers were ready for massive storm

Hospitals stocked up on medical and surgical supplies, drugs and food


Worcester hospital trains for 'active shooter' situation

Security is top of mind in the area are a fatal shooting at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston


Ohio health systems establishes own police force

Holzer Health System recently established a police department for some of its facilities


Operating room lights burn patients at Oregon hospital

Hospital staff changes diffusers on the halogen lights but leaves out the filters


Emergency illumination in mechanical room Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about emergency illumination in mechanical rooms


After Boston Hospital shooting, area facilities revisit security

After a cardiovascular surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital was fatally shot, facilities are focusing on safety procedures


How much of a threat is gun violence in hospitals?

Three recent shootings in healthcare settings make national headlines


Police work with Ohio hospitals' security forces

Canton-area police, area hospital security forces meet to share expectations of one another's role


CDC: Keep patients out of waiting room for early flu treatment

CDC urges providers to use phone triage first to facilitate treatment


Whitepaper explores firewall breaches

Paper details how to investigate, resolve firewall breaches


Security re-examined after doctor killed inside Boston hospital

A man shot and fatally wounded a doctor inside a Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston before killing himself


VA police cite nationwide security lapses after shooting

Force is renewing calls for more staff, better training and increased resources


Ensuring your emergency messaging system is disaster-ready

Traditional methods of communication can add to the confusion and disorganization


Controlling infections in waiting rooms

Clinics urged to create safer waiting rooms to help protect against the spread of the influenza virus


Indiana hospital creates police department

IU Health LaPorte swears in five officers to respond to increased violence


Comparing accreditation programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has authorized five organizations to survey hospitals for their compliance with the Conditions of Participation


Mississippi hospital storm ready

Rush Hospital in Meridian was awarded the StormReady designation by the National Weather Service


Behavioral health design comes with its own regulations

Furniture and equipment for behavioral patients are vastly different from what is typically provided in general hospitals


Construction barrier doors Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about construction barrier doors


Patient, doctor suffer electric shocks at Scottish hospital

Medical equipment malfunctions during an examination at the Jubilee Hospital in Huntly


California hospital plans seismic study

Tehachapi Hospital will undergo tests for seismic safety to allow the facility to remain in use


North Carolina hospital forms police department

Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston is building its own police force to enhance safety


New York hospital cafe cited for safety problems

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw was cited by health inspectors for food safety violations


Report: NHS hospitals call police 175 times a day

Incidents up from previous year with alcohol cited as main cause


New Hampshire hospitals react to fatal shooting at area facility

Hospitals say public safety measures are top priority after an apparent murder-suicide in the critical care unit at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital


Group works on Ebola building standard in Africa

Standard designed for the construction of healthcare facility compounds rather than wards or discrete buildings


Stairwell storage Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question about stairwell storage



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