Security - February 2019

Safety at D.C. psychiatric hospital questioned after attack on nurse

The nurse said the attack could have been prevented if the facility had installed security barriers at nursing stations


The role of door hardware in security

Careful planning and follow-through ensure locks, handles, hinges and operators protect occupants and help achieve security goals


Incapacitated woman’s rape spurs push in Ariz. for more cameras

The Arizona House is considering a measure that would let certain facilities install video surveillance in common areas


A crash course in GRC for the healthcare industry

Healthcare facilities must take the time to ensure that all employees are educated on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) when it comes to information security


LED lighting can save lives, energy in hospital parking garage

Reston Hospital is expecting an 81 percent reduction in annual energy consumption


Minnesota families push for cameras in nursing homes

A new bill strives to balance privacy, safety


Responding to active shooters in healthcare facilities

'Run, hide, fight' is not always possible


Milwaukee hospital implements more safety precautions following killing in parking garage

Hospital staff members say there are now patrols 24 hours a day in each parking lot and parking garage


Psychiatric hospital fined $650K for failure to protect workers

The hospital does not have proper risk assessments, policies or training on preventing violence


FBI data confirms risk in hospital parking garage after attack

A Wisconsin nurse was killed in a parking garage attached to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee


Milwaukee nurses pushing for more security after fatal attack in parking garage

Hospital representatives said the facility has made security enhancements and will continue to make improvements


Security Guard in S.C. arrested for sexually assaulting sleeping patient

The guard at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, was charged with criminal sexual conduct in the third degree


Former valet driver charged in death of nurse practitioner at Milwaukee hospital

Froedtert policies require that contracted employees from third-party vendors follow the same background checks required for direct employees


Fencing installed to improve patient safety at N.Z. mental hospital

Fencing installed to keep patients from getting to a bridge that was a site of suicide attempts



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