Security - August 2019

Safety issues at Florida VA hospital linked to patient suicide

Cameras the hospital was required to have on the unit for patient safety reasons hadn't worked in three years


South Bend hospital police named best in the state

The Memorial Hospital police department started five years ago with eight officers and has grown to 15


Balancing security and access in healthcare facilities

Certain challenges are unique to healthcare facilities


Security catches woman trying to kidnap toddler from N.Y. hospital

The suspect allegedly took a stroller with a two-year-old inside and fled St. Joseph’s Hospital


Rhode Island hospital employees to get panic buttons

Contract with Our Lady of Fatima Hospital addresses concerns around safety


Massachusetts hospital deploys security video management software

Massachusetts General Hospital has 1,300 security cameras recording around the clock


IoT can simplify security efforts

Facilities can connect different security technologies


Massachusetts hospital integrates security camera system

System reviews and monitors more than 1,000 security cameras


Wyoming Medical Center upgrades security after shooting

A man who opened fire inside of Wyoming Medical Center in March


Three trending security technologies

Drones, robots and advanced access control changing facilities management


Security changes causing concern at Fla. hospital

JFK Medical Center in Atlantis removing medical detectors, police


Digital footprints boost safety for newborns

California hospital captures high-resolution images for better identification


Wash. hospital adds dog to its security force

Tacoma General Hospital security dog expected to prevent assaults, help patients


What do you know about hospital security?

Campus Safety Magazine offers a quiz on their website


Tips to keep long-term care facilities safe

Younger people with serious mental illness getting treatment in senior living and care settings is contributing to an increase in violence


N.C. hospital goes on lockdown after patient says they opened envelope with white, powdery substance

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital lifted lockdown after testing substance


Healthcare facilities need preparation to avoid a cyberattack

A strong, flexible game plan is crucial


Healthcare facilities in Portugal test 'panic buttons' for staff

The devices send a rapid message indicating danger


Ransomware can put healthcare providers — and patients — in critical condition

Ransomware attacks have been numerous in hospitals and other health facilities recently, and the consequences can be dire



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