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


Chicago hospital’s training, preparation praised after fatal shooting

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


Experts urge healthcare facilities to review safety plans

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


Healthcare facilities focusing on security long before Chicago shooting

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


Phoenix hospital trains for potential violence

Shooting in Chicago highlights dangers


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


The future of violence response and emergency preparedness in healthcare

Several healthcare organizations have published information to assist security directors


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


Niagara Falls hospital investing $60,000+ in security

Employees asking for more controls at entrances


Central Pa. hospital getting armed guards, tougher security

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


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


Baby abduction attempt sparks hospital security upgrades

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


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


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


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


UK hospital security equipped with body cameras

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


Cybersecurity is a top safety issue for healthcare facilities

Cybersecurity was listed behind severe weather and active shooter incidents


How to maintain security devices

Diligence is key to protecting equipment from damage and loss


Balancing safety, peace with ferromagnetic security screening

Workplace violence is prevalent in mental health



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