Security - January 2019

Nurse stabbed on job pushing for hospital safety changes

Massachusetts lawmakers failed to pass legislation in Wilson's name following her attack


Top security concerns of assisted care facilities

IAHSS issued new guidance for handling violence


Jamaica official unhappy with healthcare facility security after baby snatchings

Nearly $800 million has been spent by the regional health authorities in the last year on hospital security


Michigan hospital testing metal detectors

The metal detectors are being tested in the main lobby, but were previously used in the emergency department


'Scary' Muslim family barred from seeing baby in hospital

Family went to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Va., last month to visit a newborn baby girl


Tips for healthcare facility managers to stay in compliance with NFPA

A majority of the updates are related to inspections, paperwork regulations and training


Police investigating after vegetative patient gives birth

Arizona's Department of Economic Security is also conducting health and safety checks at the facility


Phoenix care fa­cil­ity boosts se­cu­rity after vegetative patient gives birth

The enhanced security in­cludes in­creased mon­i­tor­ing of pa­tient care ar­eas


Illinois hospitals facing requirements to reduce violence against nurses

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, healthcare providers in Illinois must implement specific violence-prevention policies


Hospitals in Australia to give staff body armor

The Australian Health Department has purchased 250 custom body armor vests


Man dies after jumping from Chicago hospital window

Mercy Hospital patient broke the window before jumping


Hospitals are improving security after shooting at N.Y. facility

An August shooting at Westchester Medical Center killed two



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