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

6/29/2018


Inmate climbs through Alabama hospital ceiling to escape

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

6/27/2018


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

6/27/2018


Combating workplace violence

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

6/25/2018


NFPA offers a risk assessment checklist for active shooter situations

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

6/21/2018


Understanding the role of Chief Security Officer

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

6/19/2018


Hospital security changed after 1998 baby abduction

Florida maternity wards now have multiple layers of protection

6/15/2018


Buffalo nursing home death raises safety questions

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

6/14/2018


After Chicago hospital shooting, officials look at lessons learned

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

6/12/2018


Another body found in San Francisco General hallway

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

6/12/2018


Nursing home investigated after patient falls from window

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

6/12/2018


Key elements for hospital active shooter response program

NFPA standard advises healthcare facilities

6/11/2018


A dose of innovation boosts security at Israeli hospital

The $100 million underground facility is battle-tested

6/11/2018


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

6/8/2018


No foul play found in San Francisco General Hospital death

State Health Dept. investigating security issues

6/7/2018


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

6/6/2018


Montana's state hospital updates emergency policies

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

6/5/2018



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