Community Health Systems Experiences Security Incident

The incident was through Fortra, a cybersecurity that Community Health Systems contracts with.


Cardiovascular Associates Sued Over Recent Data Breach

The Alabama-based organization allegedly failed to meet its obligations under the FTC and HIPAA.


Albany Medical Center Placed on 5-Hour Lockdown

Albany Medical Center was placed on lockdown after a relative of a patient locked themselves in a room with weapons.


Beacon Health System Falls Victim to Unauthorized Access of Patient Records

A former employee was found to have accessed 3,117 patients’ records.


Florida Officials Question HCA Healthcare After Report Goes Viral

Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Gus Bilirakis have requested more information from HCA Healthcare.


Press Ganey Releases Annual Safety Culture Trends Report

Findings report that there was a favorable shift in the perception of safety culture among clinical and nonclinical staff.


Benefits of Automatic Doors in Senior Care Facilities

From ease of access to wander management, automatic doors offer several benefits for senior care facilities.


NorthStar Hit with Data Security Incident

The incident may have impacted data belonging to certain current and former patients.


Independent Living Systems Experiences Data Breach

The data breach may have impacted the privacy of certain peoples’ personal/protected health information.


Healthcare Must Adapt to Changing Weathers

Hospitals and other healthcare facilities need to upgrade their infrastructure in order to keep patients safe during extreme weather events.


Mental Health Crisis, Staff Violence Top List of Patient Safety Concerns

ECRI names the top 10 patient safety concerns of 2023.


3 Misconceptions About Healthcare Fire Safety

Healthcare facility managers who can avoid misconceptions can protect the safety and health of patients, staff and visitors


Asante Experienced Unauthorized Access of Medical Records for 9 Years

The Oregon-based health system has said the unauthorized access was not done maliciously.


Bone & Joint Experiences Data Security Incident

The incident may have involved personal and protected information belonging to current and former employees and patients.


Cyberattacks Play a Role in Patient Deaths

Cyberattacks can compromise patient care.


Henrico Doctors' Hospital Hit with Data Breach

Certain private data was reviewed and/or removed from the hospital’s computer systems.


FBI and CISA Release Joint Cybersecurity Advisory on Royal Ransomware

The Royal ransomware has targeted healthcare and public healthcare, among other critical infrastructure sectors.


Florida Hospital Receives Death Threats After COVID-19 Report Sees Approval

The threats have escalated to the point where the facility receives both electronic media and voicemails.


Fire Department Responds to Hazmat Situation at Arizona Hospital

Hospital operations remained uninterrupted as the fire department tended to the scene.


Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Releases Workplace Violence Report

The report details various incidents of workplace violence and establishes a United Code of Conduct.


Healthcare Facilities Wrestle with a New Era for Security

Managers need to rethink products and strategies in more effectively protecting staff, patients and visitors.


OSHA Cites Gainesville Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospital

An investigation found employees were exposed to serious injuries caused by encounters with patients.


Brockton Hospital to Remain Close for Three Months

A massive fire has forced the hospital to remain close for the next three months. 


Low Budgets Compromise Patient Care at Florida Hospital

Doctors allege that ceiling leaks and roaches are happening at the hospital.


Duke University Health System Hospitals to be Equipped with Weapons Detection Systems

The installation of these security systems comes in the wake of a rise in violence at healthcare facilities.


Healthcare Facilities Implement New Policies to Protect Employees from Acts of Violence

Healthcare facilities are beginning to address the rise of violence against employees with new protection policies.


Changes to Environment of Care Guidelines Affect Facilities

The Joint Commission in October 2022 issued revisions to the Environment of Care and Life Safety chapters of the comprehensive accreditation manuals. The revisions took effect Jan. 1, 2023.


Strong Winds Cause Construction Collapse

The emergency room remains open.


Former Nursing Home Administrator on Trial for 2017 Manslaughter Case

An air conditioning outage after Hurricane Irma caused the death of 12 patients.



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