Security - June 2019

Florida hospital system adds metal detectors, visitor badges

BayCare Health has increased security measures at most of its facilities


Threats to kill, rape, 'hunt down' common in Western Australia emergency rooms

Extreme threats, violence lead to a Violence Summit with Health Minister


Report says hospital calls about ‘unwanted’ people leads to criminalizing mental illness

More than 100 people arrested for trespassing at five Portland hospitals and the metro area’s psychiatric emergency department from the summer of 2017 through the summer of 2018


Guards at Chinese psychiatric hospital fired after escape of four patients

Group got through main exit by posing as visitors taking their relatives out for a break


Prefabrication is changing healthcare construction and design

Prefabrication improves efficiency because it helps accelerate schedules and wastes less material


Pennsylvania hospital gives up stun guns after wrongly using one on patient

Taser used to subdue a patient who was on suicide watch and became threatening and aggressive


Are your vendors putting the PHI of your patients at risk?

Outsourcing can be a cost-effective move, but failure to properly assess and manage risks related to protected health information (PHI) can create legal and reputational issues for the organization


Nurse attacked with stun gun at S.C. hospital

Weapon was taken from security guard


Key aspects to updating your security infrastructure

Start by discussing plans for growth and development


Healthcare facilities must adapt to changing cybersecurity threats

Patients’ role in cybersecurity expected to grow


Canadian nurses union wants more security guards in hospitals

There have been more than 2,000 incidents last year


Mayo Clinic food service co-worker stabs co-worker in cafeteria

The employee cafeteria closed during investigation


Man hurt in shooting on Arkansas children’s hospital campus

Authorities call shooting at Arkansas Children’s Hospital a random incident



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