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Moose walks into Anchorage healthcare facility

Nationwide bomb threat scam includes hospitals

Red bag system launched to keep patient belonging safe

Joint Commission announces new National Patient Safety Goal to prevent suicide and improve at-risk patient care

Keeping facilities safe during winter weather

Gas leak blamed for Texas hospital blast that killed 3

Where are Leapfrog's 'F' hospitals?

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Eye-wash station tests

Iowa Hospital adds 'safety room' store to facility

Deer leaves a mess after jumping through N.C. healthcare facility window

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Portable fire extinguishers

Leapfrog to rate hospital outpatient settings, ASCs

Hurricane forced Florida hospitals to shut down

Florida healthcare facilities evacuated all of their 330 patients due to storm damage

Florida health system defends handling of patients' rape allegations

Safety risks increase for health workers in Congo Ebola outbreak

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Delayed egress locks

South Carolina hospitals will take financial hit after hurricane

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Portable space heaters

Cleaning fluid hospital death sparks safety concerns

Common life-safety violations that can mean lost funding

Teen kills herself in 'suicide-proof' bedrooms hospital unit

Nurses fear increasing attacks by patients

Senior care facility cited in death of woman in hospital building stairwell

How do the fire safety requirements in NFPA 99-2012 relate to hospitals?

Hospital's defamation lawsuit against Leapfrog dismissed

Hospital scavenger hunt teaches employees workplace safety skills

Getting ready for a CMS emergency preparedness survey

CMS says Joint Commission recommendations set standard for ligature risk

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire drills

10 taken to hospital after feeling sick at N.H. medical center

Designing for specific behavioral patient populations

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: ABHR dispensers

FGI adjusts terminology for ’patients of size’

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Hole in the wall

Mass notification is only one part of emergency communications

Hospital fire makes list of heartbreaking moments in Illinois history

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Contiguous facilities used by inpatients

Hospital buildings still operating despite safety warnings

Restraining order issued in Texas hospital explosion

Gatesville hospital reopens after explosion

The key to healthcare emergency management: Facility managers

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Alcohol disinfectant wipes

Fla. senior care facilities working to comply with new generator law

Eliminating ligature risks in healthcare settings

Hospital explosion linked to bled gas lines

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Fire pump phase reversal

Hospital says CMS star rating system has been wrong for two years

Leapfrog opposes CMS roll back of quality reporting measures

Solid-state refrigeration: A better, construction-free path to USP <800> compliance

It's hurricane season!

Phoenix VA inspection reveals safety issues

Buffalo nursing home death raises safety questions

Embattled Wis. hospital gets 7 more citations for routine violations

FDA issues guidance on preventing surgical fires

State AGs against ‘rollback’ of nursing home oversight reforms

OSHA cites Florida healthcare facility for not protecting staff from violence

Follow-up finds more violations for embattled Wisconsin hospital

Earthquake standards spur Bay Area hospital's $158 million bond sale

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Offsite locations

Partially-used oxygen canisters in 'full' rack now allowed by Joint Commission

Two-fifths of private hospitals in England are failing safety standards

ECRI Institute ranks 2018's top patient safety risks

Probe finds VA knew for years about dangerous conditions at D.C. hospital

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Rules for corridor doors

Healthcare facilities use various methods to keep dementia patients safe

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: O2 cylinder storage

Patients evacuated before Calif. hospital burns

Behavioral healthcare construction projects on the rise

Las Vegas hospital offers lessons in disaster planning

Study suggests alternative placement for toilet room grab bars

Life Safety Q&A: Battery-powered exit signs

Family of man murdered at Johns Hopkins questions policies

Life Safety Q&A: Receptacle testing

Hospitals evacuated during Northern California wildfires

New lifting device may cut down on healthcare facility staff injuries

Healthcare design risk assessment toolkit offered

Life Safety Q&A: Door to compressed gas storage rooms

Oldest patients more vulnerable during disasters

Florida nursing home deaths put focus on disaster planning

Houston command center focuses on medical infrastructure continuity

Spanish hospital elevator malfunction kills patient

Healthcare facility sued over death of elderly man who drank hospital hand sanitizer

N.H. hospital reopens ER closed by mystery illness

Dogs stop Boko Haram attack on hospital

Illinois city threatens lawsuit over asbestos in old hospital

Life Safety Q&A: Med-room corridor door

Welch hospital cladding checked after London tower fire

Videos urge hospital staff to close the door on 'tailgating'

Complying with Joint Commission and CMS standards

Avoiding the hidden costs of environmental services staff injuries

California healthcare facility brings in super heroes to promote employee safety

Patient safety mistakes to avoid

Q&A: Coffee pots

Hospital impaling death blamed on lack of information

Is hiring ex-cons in healthcare safe?

Q&A: ER department corridors

More revisions expected in Joint Commission's EC and LS chapters

Legislation would outlaw surgical smoke in Calif.

Leapfrog's spring grades show improvement

Laughing gas leak leads to lockdown of Nevada hospital

Cal/OSHA’s healthcare workplace violence rules take effect

Healthcare facility professionals mark Patient Safety Awareness Week

Q&A: Holiday lights

Safety concerns raised before hospital roof collapse

Hospital says facility smoking ban forces patients onto dangerous roads

Dispute over hospital defects resolved

Surgeon falls off rolling stool, successfully sues for $7 million

Vermont Healthcare facility creates 'safe space' for patients

Preparing for an active shooter

Wander management for long-term facilities

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Updated to Reflect 2017-2018 ICAO Technical Instructions

OSHA requests comments, schedules meeting on standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare

FDA warns of dangers from battery-powered medical carts

Fire-rated glazing can boost security

Attacks on nurses increasing

Preparing for Calif.’s workplace violence prevention in healthcare rule

Hospital security officer evacuates patients, staff before gas explosion

Keeping ORs safe for staff

Wyoming hospital addresses safety issues after fire

New Report on Rationale for New and Revised National Patient Safety Goals NPSGs Address Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Healthcare facility evacuated after chemical spill

Hospital fined after patient falls to his death through faulty window

Codes and standards guide building of safe, effective healthcare facilities

Winthrop-University Hospital Launches Safe Patient Handling Program

Inadequate cleaning of complex reusable instruments among Top 10 health technology hazards

Q&A: Oxygen cylinders in fire rated cabinets

One in 3 hospitals get an A for patient safety

Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels Encouraged by BLS Report on Occupational Injuries and Illnesses in 2015

Q&A: Office door swing

Expansion solves some of security hospital's issues

When should you do a risk assessment?

Hospital room design linked to safety

HPOE and the Joint Commission partner to create fall prevention tool

Joint Commission offering online violence prevention resource

Identifying patient fall risks

A section of ceiling collapses at new children's hospital

Dirty medical tools dangers just emerging

Q&A: Door signage for oxygen cylinder storage

Fungal spores found in N.C. healthcare facility nursery during construction

Hospitals can help nurses prevent violence

Rail project could disrupt healthcare facilities operation

Ohio hospital boosts security after staffer abducted from parking lot

At least one hospital embracing Pokémon Go (with limits)

Joint Commission makes changes to Plans for Improvement

Asbestos cleanup at Perth hospital sparking concerns

Designing privacy and safety into healthcare facilities

Virginia Mason's downgraded accreditation triggers probe

Hospitals have until November to prepare for new CMS rule

Seeing red for healthcare facility safety

Q&A: Security cameras in stairwells

Improved scope cleaning with enhanced visual inspection

Q&A: Are eyewash stations needed in all janitor's closets?

Toxic smoke protection for patients, staff urged

Ontario healthcare facility making the hospital safer for psychiatric patients

Keeping patients at home can cut errors

Q&A on seclusion rooms

Leapfrog releases spring safety scores

Healthcare has most nonfatal occupational injuries for all private industries in 2013

Q&A on exit signage

Irish hospital exposes patients to burn risks

Q&A on egress lighting and battery powered emergency lights

Q&A on dust on sprinkler heads

British Columbia attacks on nurses blamed on lack of compliance

How healthcare facilities can minimize vulnerability to shootings

Q&A on sleeping suites

San Diego hospitals fined for safety lapses

Life Safety Code Q&A

Deadly tech hazards include patient-handling device errors

Choosing a healthcare-specific security provider

Risk assessment toolkit developed

Hazard vulnerability assessment is a valuable design tool

Investigations help curb accidents

Psychiatric healthcare design challenges

Website offers resources to reduce healthcare facilities risk

Patient, doctor suffer electric shocks at Scottish hospital

The basics of lightning protection

New Mexico court says 'Wet Floor' sign is a safety device

Massachusetts considers new assisted living protections

Attacks on hospital nurses lead to new laws

St. Louis-area hospitals prepared for unrest

Hospitals can be danger zones

Hospital designers balance safety and luxury

Control valve tamper switches Q&A

Healthcare workers go on strike over Ebola safety fears

OSHA fines Boston-area hospital for unsafe conditions

Preventing common hospital accidents

Georgia medical center working to balance gun law, safety

OSHA updates respiratory protection directive for hazardous chemicals

OSHA cites Brooklyn hospital over violence to employees

Bed rail entrapment linked to mattress size, loose rails

Minnesota hospital stops to increase patient safety

Employees with safety concerns protected

Physician shoots armed patient at Philadelphia hospital

Support kit helps prevent healthcare injuries

Technology used for hospital bed safety

Hospitals see increase in violent crime

Buffalo hospital adds 'safe room' in ER

Latest NFPA code changed to a risk-based document to reflect how healthcare is delivered

New Zealand hospital reviews safety after attacks on staff

Canadian hospital test drives new emergency plan

Wisconsin hospital proactive on safety

Adoption of 2012 Life Safety Code will come with pros and cons

Facility says security guard charged with killing resident passed background check, drug tests

Calculating the cost of adopting 2012 Life Safety Code

50 leaders in patient safety field

Safety scores say hospitals are showing improvement

Rally in Sacramento calls for stronger safety standards throughout hospitals

Mother says newborn died from fungus at New Orleans hospital

Garbage can liners banned after hospital suicides

Building a hospital based on patient safety

Designing entrances for seniors

Looking beyond staff to create a safe facility

Hospital's web-based training improves worker safety

UK hospitals launch safety project to reduce hospital falls

Hospital safety tipping point hit well below full occupancy

App supports job site safety and accountability

Greenville hospital shifting police security to unarmed guards

Streamlining life safety system inspections

Tool kit supports designing safe healthcare spaces

Arizona hospital launches several safety initiatives

Washington state hospital worker safety bill passes

Hospitals put patient safety first in storm preparation

Minnesota hospital improving safety practices and looking to spread the word

Missouri hospitals simplify 'code' calls

Indian college to host meeting on hospital safety

Falls prevention program produces encouraging results

Healthcare facilities need a 21st century continuity plan

OSHA releases new resources to protect hospital workers and enhance patient safety

Facility security key with domestic violence victims

Material choices crucial in behavioral health setting

U.S. News hospital rankings to give patient safety more weight

Union seeks answers on 180 worker-safety complaints at hospital

Facility Guidelines Institute update reflects the times, CEO says

Website aims to reduce hospital injuries

Faulty doors and alarms cited in freezing death of Alzheimer's patient

Virginia hospital practices staged evacuation

Engineer panel addresses hospital sustainability, safety issues

Hospital safety must be priority throughout facility

Hundreds of nursing homes still lack fire sprinklers

10 ways to reducing falls in ambulatory surgery centers

Some Illinois hospitals reducing infection, study shows

Alabama hospital replaces beds for patient comfort, safety

Hospital reviews policies after TB infection death

Elevator safety controls 'overridden' in fatal Alabama hospital accident

Abington Memorial Hospital wins patient safety award

South Carolina Hospital ranked among world's safest

Radiology suite equipment failure results in patient death

UK hospital trust in court over safety charge

Deinstitutionalizing facility that treats criminals comes with obstacles

ACE advisory addresses environmental risks of healthcare construction projects

Smartphone locators becoming key to mobile workforce management

Upgrading video image quality for healthcare surveillance

Evaluating infection prevention policies can reveal improvement opportunities

Unpaid janitor, cook stayed with abandoned nursing home patients

Hospital safety report cards seem to be having a positive effect

Leapfrog's new safety grades give more than 800 hospitals an A

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System engineering a fail-safe health system

New safety measures put focus on best practices

Answers to hospital fall prevention issues vary

Biometric tools finding a new place in health care

Technology is a key to managing vendor and visitor access to health care facilities

Preventing nursing home elopement

Tighter control over vendor and visitor access can improve safety

Safety of bed rails questioned after patient deaths



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