Security - March 2018

Parents say Florida hospital allowed tribal police to kidnap newborn

Hospital security personnel accompanied tribal police in taking the baby


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

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


Survey shows some decreased hospital security training

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


Veterans hospital killings spotlights healthcare worker risks

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


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


Dealing with elderly patient wandering, elopement

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


Nurse killed in UAB-Hospital Highlands shooting

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


Union says VA facilities should have armed security

The 600 officers protecting VA campuses in California are unarmed


Ultrasound, MRI reports highly vulnerable to cyber crimes

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


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'


Security increased at fertility center after freezer malfunction

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


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


OSHA orders Colo. facility to protect staff

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


Nurses union to press charges against abusive patients

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


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


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


Report says healthcare's biggest security threats come from inside

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


Senior facility installs security cameras after patient is injured

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


Cybersecurity, digital failures called top hospital hazards

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


Video reveals level of violence in Australian hospitals

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


Mass notification systems are becoming more common

The market is expected to reach $293.1 million in 2021


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



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