Security - June 2018

Healthcare cyberthreat reports increasing

In the first six months of 2018, there were 154 breaches reported to the Office for Civil Rights


Inmate climbs through Alabama hospital ceiling to escape

Inmate was taken to the hospital after he claimed to have swallowed a razor blade


Threatening incident at birthing center renews security concerns

Though a nurse felt threatened by a visitor, no one activated an emergency alert that triggers a hospital-wide response


Combating workplace violence

RWJBarnabas Health is taking a stand against workplace violence at its hospitals and clinics


NFPA offers a risk assessment checklist for active shooter situations

Guidance includes tips on information officials should be gathering during building risk assessments


Understanding the role of Chief Security Officer

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the executive responsible for the organization's entire security plan


Hospital security changed after 1998 baby abduction

Florida maternity wards now have multiple layers of protection


Buffalo nursing home death raises safety questions

Man's fall from window is the second violent death at the facility in as many years


After Chicago hospital shooting, officials look at lessons learned

It was the second shooting on hospital grounds in less than a year


Another body found in San Francisco General hallway

Police investigating another unexplained death of a woman on the grounds of San Francisco General Hospital


Nursing home investigated after patient falls from window

87-year-old man dies after fall from third floor


Key elements for hospital active shooter response program

NFPA standard advises healthcare facilities


A dose of innovation boosts security at Israeli hospital

The $100 million underground facility is battle-tested


Patient at Pa. hospital slashes security officer with light bulb

The patient was attempting to escape a locked unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest


No foul play found in San Francisco General Hospital death

State Health Dept. investigating security issues


Deputies reportedly precluded from searching S.F. hospital stairwell for missing woman

Body of a 75-year-old woman missing nearly two weeks was discovered in a power plant stairwell


Montana's state hospital updates emergency policies

A complaint led to an investigation finding fault in how the state hospital responded to emergencies



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