Security - March 2018

Parents say Florida hospital allowed tribal police to kidnap newborn

Hospital security personnel accompanied tribal police in taking the baby

3/29/2018


Mass. hospital steps up security after former employee sends troubling email

South Shore Hospital added security after the incident involving the former employee

3/29/2018


Survey shows some decreased hospital security training

350 respondents participated in Campus Safety magazine’s 2017 Hospital Security Survey

3/29/2018


Veterans hospital killings spotlights healthcare worker risks

Serious workplace violence is on average four times more common in healthcare settings

3/29/2018


Lawmakers seek OSHA standard on healthcare facility violence

Standard would require healthcare facilities to develop and implement facility- and unit-specific workplace violence prevention plans

3/28/2018


Dealing with elderly patient wandering, elopement

The number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is skyrocketing

3/27/2018


Nurse killed in UAB-Hospital Highlands shooting

Another employee was injured and the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

3/27/2018


Union says VA facilities should have armed security

The 600 officers protecting VA campuses in California are unarmed

3/23/2018


Ultrasound, MRI reports highly vulnerable to cyber crimes

Healthcare saw a 210 percent increase in publicly disclosed security incidents in 2017 over 2016

3/23/2018


Sex offender sues Wis. hospital that won’t let him visit son

The suit argues the hospital's visitation policy is 'cruel and causes unnecessary harm to families and innocent children'

3/22/2018


Security increased at fertility center after freezer malfunction

Officer wearing a bullet-proof vest stationed at the main entrance front desk

3/22/2018


Alaska psychiatric hospital investigated for workplace safety issues

Workplace safety issues and fear of retaliation at Alaska's state-run Alaska Psychiatric Institute will be probed

3/22/2018


OSHA orders Colo. facility to protect staff

Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford was fined more than $9,000

3/20/2018


Massachusetts hospital integrates security camera system

System reviews and monitors more than 1,000 security cameras

3/20/2018


Nurses union to press charges against abusive patients

The measure follows years of the union pushing for better hospital security and nurse training

3/19/2018


Idaho hospital incident raises questions about arming hospital security guards

Pocatello police negotiated with an armed, suicidal man in the parking lot of Portneuf Medical Center

3/15/2018


Report says Madison hospital failed to respond after first reports of abuse in NICU

Recently a security officer was assigned to the NICU front entrance and rounding on the unit 24/7 until video monitoring cameras in NICU rooms are installed and activated

3/14/2018


Report says healthcare's biggest security threats come from inside

Healthcare only industry in which internal actors are the biggest threat to an organization

3/14/2018


Senior facility installs security cameras after patient is injured

80-year-old woman was assaulted by another resident and left with broken ribs

3/9/2018


Cybersecurity, digital failures called top hospital hazards

The ECRI Institute releases its list of top healthcare technology hazards for 2018

3/9/2018


Former Conn. hospital security guard claims he lost job over his safety complaints

Guard said he had to resign after the hospital failed to address safety issues

3/8/2018


Video reveals level of violence in Australian hospitals

Footage shows patients spitting, punching and attacking medical staff with a chair

3/5/2018


Mass notification systems are becoming more common

The market is expected to reach $293.1 million in 2021

3/5/2018


Conn. hospital reviewing security after driver sets himself on fire in ED

Middlesex Hospital emergency department closed after man slammed car into its doors, damaging the building

3/2/2018



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