Security

German shepherd added to security team at Indiana hospital

Dog trained to sniff out bombs and firearms

4/17/2018


2010 report showed security gaps at Yountville Veterans Home

The state-run veterans home had security shortcomings that the California Highway Patrol identified in 2010

4/16/2018


Dealing with elderly patient wandering, elopement, part 2

The number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is skyrocketing

4/16/2018


Mass. hospital employee charged with placing hidden camera in bathroom

The hospital said no patients or visitors were impacted by the incident

4/13/2018


California's new workplace violence law could be a model for federal legislation

Nurses organizations laud a new California law that requires employers to provide workplace violence training

4/13/2018


Man with crossbow taken into custody outside Fresno hospital

The man reportedly had been escorted from the hospital and took the loaded crossbow out of a backpack

4/12/2018


Madison hospital cited for 7 'deficiencies' following NICU abuse

CMS report shows UnityPoint-Meriter hospital was issued a 'statement of deficiencies' for seven issues in hospital operations and patient care

4/11/2018


Woman sues Michigan hospital after she is attacked in ER

A video shows a man running up behind the woman and striking her in the head with his fist

4/10/2018


Vegas hospital CEO: 'Drill like it's the real thing'

CEO of hospital that treated victims of October shooting spoke to Utah healthcare officials

4/10/2018


La. lawmakers advance bill that would allow cameras in nursing home rooms

Some nursing home operators are opposing the bill

4/9/2018


Oregon fines mental health facility after workers suffer hundreds of attacks

Workplace regulators have fined the Unity Center for Behavioral Health $1,650 for failing to take steps to prevent future assaults

4/5/2018


New guidelines created to curb healthcare workplace violence

Healthcare facilities urged to establish a process and team to deal with violence

4/3/2018


Feds say University of Maryland hospital violated rules in patient dumping case

University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown cited for violating patient rights and several patient safety and hospital management regulations

4/2/2018


Parents say Florida hospital allowed tribal police to kidnap newborn

Hospital security personnel accompanied tribal police in taking the baby

3/29/2018


Mass. hospital steps up security after former employee sends troubling email

South Shore Hospital added security after the incident involving the former employee

3/29/2018


Survey shows some decreased hospital security training

350 respondents participated in Campus Safety magazine’s 2017 Hospital Security Survey

3/29/2018


Veterans hospital killings spotlights healthcare worker risks

Serious workplace violence is on average four times more common in healthcare settings

3/29/2018


Lawmakers seek OSHA standard on healthcare facility violence

Standard would require healthcare facilities to develop and implement facility- and unit-specific workplace violence prevention plans

3/28/2018


Dealing with elderly patient wandering, elopement

The number of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is skyrocketing

3/27/2018


Nurse killed in UAB-Hospital Highlands shooting

Another employee was injured and the shooter died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound

3/27/2018


Survey suggests security cameras do make campuses safer

The majority of hospital, K-12 and higher ed campuses have security cameras

3/26/2018


Union says VA facilities should have armed security

The 600 officers protecting VA campuses in California are unarmed

3/23/2018


Ultrasound, MRI reports highly vulnerable to cyber crimes

Healthcare saw a 210 percent increase in publicly disclosed security incidents in 2017 over 2016

3/23/2018


Sex offender sues Wis. hospital that won’t let him visit son

The suit argues the hospital's visitation policy is 'cruel and causes unnecessary harm to families and innocent children'

3/22/2018


Security increased at fertility center after freezer malfunction

Officer wearing a bullet-proof vest stationed at the main entrance front desk

3/22/2018


Alaska psychiatric hospital investigated for workplace safety issues

Workplace safety issues and fear of retaliation at Alaska's state-run Alaska Psychiatric Institute will be probed

3/22/2018


OSHA orders Colo. facility to protect staff

Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford was fined more than $9,000

3/20/2018


Massachusetts hospital integrates security camera system

System reviews and monitors more than 1,000 security cameras

3/20/2018


Nurses union to press charges against abusive patients

The measure follows years of the union pushing for better hospital security and nurse training

3/19/2018


Idaho hospital incident raises questions about arming hospital security guards

Pocatello police negotiated with an armed, suicidal man in the parking lot of Portneuf Medical Center

3/15/2018


Report says Madison hospital failed to respond after first reports of abuse in NICU

Recently a security officer was assigned to the NICU front entrance and rounding on the unit 24/7 until video monitoring cameras in NICU rooms are installed and activated

3/14/2018


Report says healthcare's biggest security threats come from inside

Healthcare only industry in which internal actors are the biggest threat to an organization

3/14/2018


Senior facility installs security cameras after patient is injured

80-year-old woman was assaulted by another resident and left with broken ribs

3/9/2018


Cybersecurity, digital failures called top hospital hazards

The ECRI Institute releases its list of top healthcare technology hazards for 2018

3/9/2018


Former Conn. hospital security guard claims he lost job over his safety complaints

Guard said he had to resign after the hospital failed to address safety issues

3/8/2018


Video reveals level of violence in Australian hospitals

Footage shows patients spitting, punching and attacking medical staff with a chair

3/5/2018


Mass notification systems are becoming more common

The market is expected to reach $293.1 million in 2021

3/5/2018


Conn. hospital reviewing security after driver sets himself on fire in ED

Middlesex Hospital emergency department closed after man slammed car into its doors, damaging the building

3/2/2018


Wisconsin hospital boosting security after infants' injuries found

State agency investigating nurse after several babies were injured while in the hospital's neo-natal intensive care unit

2/26/2018


Florida hospital says it's prepared for mass shooting

The healthcare facility uses lessons learned from tragedies and incorporates them in its plans.

2/23/2018


Tougher penalties sought for patients who assault Hawaii healthcare workers

There were 1,075 assaults against healthcare workers in Hawaii hospitals, nursing homes and patients’ homes in 2017

2/23/2018


Video addresses surviving an extreme violence incident

Training can make the difference

2/22/2018


Report finds healthcare lagging in cybersecurity protocols

The healthcare industry is one of the lowest performing industries in terms of endpoint security

2/22/2018


Fake paramedic found wandering the halls of Royal Adelaide hospital

Incident represents a major security breach for the newly opened Australian hospital

2/20/2018



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