Security - November 2018

N.Y. hospital institute new security policy for visitors

Security officers have been stationed at all entrances to help guide patients and visitors

11/30/2018


Chicago hospital’s training, preparation praised after fatal shooting

The staff only recently had reviewed how to respond to an active shooter

11/29/2018


Experts urge healthcare facilities to review safety plans

The shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago demonstrates the difficulty of keeping hospitals safe

11/28/2018


Healthcare facilities focusing on security long before Chicago shooting

Chicago shooting highlights the benefits and limitations of the heightened sense of alert

11/28/2018


Phoenix hospital trains for potential violence

Shooting in Chicago highlights dangers

11/28/2018


Survey suggests healthcare facility security is getting better

American Society for Health Care Engineering’s 2018 Hospital Security Survey found hospitals were taking steps to control hospital access

11/27/2018


The future of violence response and emergency preparedness in healthcare

Several healthcare organizations have published information to assist security directors

11/20/2018


How to maintain security devices

Diligence is key to protecting equipment from damage and loss

11/20/2018


Tampa Bay hospitals hit by criminal activity

A survey found that hospitals self-reported violent crimes are occurring at the annual rate of once for every 100 hospital beds

11/16/2018


Niagara Falls hospital investing $60,000+ in security

Employees asking for more controls at entrances

11/15/2018


Central Pa. hospital getting armed guards, tougher security

Some security guards at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center are carrying guns

11/12/2018


La. hospital reviews safety procedures following lockdown

During a lockdown, sparked by a call about a suspicious person, some patients and staff were evacuated while others sheltered in place

11/12/2018


Baby abduction attempt sparks hospital security upgrades

Two men attempted to 'collect' mothers with newborns from Addington Hospital

11/12/2018


Thieves target patients, visitors at Va. hospitals

More than a hundred of those crimes happened at VCU Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

11/9/2018


Opening solutions for healthcare facility safety and security

Because every healthcare facility opening differs based on its usage, employing a single solution configuration throughout a facility is not possible

11/9/2018


Automation through RTLS can transform patient care

Oregon Medical Group’s self-rooming pilot project, supported by Real-Time Location System (RTLS) technology, dramatically improved patient experience

11/9/2018


UK hospital security equipped with body cameras

If they begin to record an incident, they must first announce they are recording

11/7/2018


Cybersecurity is a top safety issue for healthcare facilities

Cybersecurity was listed behind severe weather and active shooter incidents

11/6/2018


How to maintain security devices

Diligence is key to protecting equipment from damage and loss

11/2/2018


Balancing safety, peace with ferromagnetic security screening

Workplace violence is prevalent in mental health

11/1/2018



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