NFPA offers a risk assessment checklist for active shooter situations

Guidance includes tips on information officials should be gathering during building risk assessments


Understanding the role of Chief Security Officer

The Chief Security Officer (CSO) is the executive responsible for the organization's entire security plan


Hospital security changed after 1998 baby abduction

Florida maternity wards now have multiple layers of protection


Buffalo nursing home death raises safety questions

Man's fall from window is the second violent death at the facility in as many years


After Chicago hospital shooting, officials look at lessons learned

It was the second shooting on hospital grounds in less than a year


Another body found in San Francisco General hallway

Police investigating another unexplained death of a woman on the grounds of San Francisco General Hospital


Nursing home investigated after patient falls from window

87-year-old man dies after fall from third floor


Key elements for hospital active shooter response program

NFPA standard advises healthcare facilities


A dose of innovation boosts security at Israeli hospital

The $100 million underground facility is battle-tested


Patient at Pa. hospital slashes security officer with light bulb

The patient was attempting to escape a locked unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest


No foul play found in San Francisco General Hospital death

State Health Dept. investigating security issues


Deputies reportedly precluded from searching S.F. hospital stairwell for missing woman

Body of a 75-year-old woman missing nearly two weeks was discovered in a power plant stairwell


Montana's state hospital updates emergency policies

A complaint led to an investigation finding fault in how the state hospital responded to emergencies


Closing the loop on medical device cybersecurity

To protect themselves and their patients, healthcare facilities must embrace a holistic, lifecycle approach to connected medical device cybersecurity


Hawaii State Hospital announces new facility, security features

The hospital plans to build a new $140 million facility with 16-foot high security walls and enclosed courtyards


Bronx-Lebanon Hospital without promised turnstiles, 1 year after shooting

In the weeks following the mass shooting, the hospital promised tougher security


Emergency department communications badges reduce response times

The average response time is now down to 1.02 minutes


Nursing home ‘granny cam’ bill passes La. Senate

Bill was opposed by nursing home industry


NHS staff plead for body cameras to prevent assaults

Increasing levels of violence mean staff needed better protection


Hospital security departments can help protect domestic violence victims

75 percent of domestic violence victims are targeted at work


Few Mass. hospitals have enhanced security after stabbing

A Harrington Hospital nurse was stabbed by a patient last June


Defending against ransomware attacks

One of the best ways to prevent ransomware attacks is to educate employees


Man charged in security officer’s death at Pa. hospital

The officer died a month after an altercation with a psychiatric patient at Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital


Studies suggest violence is a virtually universal experience for ED staff

Healthcare facilities have taken a range of security measures to address the issue


Healthcare facilities boost security after hostage incident

Kane County (Ill.) Sheriff’s Office and Northwestern Medicine both made security changes


Shooting outside Chicago hospital reveals security issues

Two people were shot outside Chicago hospital while waiting for news of wounded relative


VA clinic plagued by thieves despite security upgrades

Thieves have repeatedly targeted the site of a Springfield (Mo.) Veterans Affairs clinic


Vancouver Island hospital security officer honored for disarming attacker

The security officer wrestled the man to the ground and secured the room


'Granny cam' bill advances in La.

Nursing home leaders criticized for attempting to water down legislation


Registered sex offender banned from seeing son in St. Louis NICU

Hospital said he violated mandatory escort policy


Massachusetts hospital deploys security video management software

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


Decoding healthcare facility door locking requirements

Designing compliant locking arrangements can be a challenge


Benefits of wireless access control for healthcare facilities

Ease of installation is one reason to consider wireless access control


Joint Commission issues new sentinel event alert on violence against healthcare workers

Healthcare workers four times more likely to be victimized, including physical and verbal violence


Security tightened after St. Louis VA suicide

St. Louis suicide one in a string of self-inflicted veterans' deaths


West Australia's hospital staff to get anti-stab vests, personal alarms

The initiative will be rolled out over three years


What healthcare must understand about cybersecurity

Healthcare organizations continue to be the subject of attacks by hackers seeking access to patient data for resale on the black market


Violence prevention plans now mandatory in Calif. hospitals

California is the first state to require plans in all acute-care hospitals and skilled-nursing facilities


Mo. nursing home cited after three residents found outside in freezing temperatures

Inspectors: Autumn View Gardens assisted living facility in Creve Coeur put residents in imminent danger



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