Hospital Safety

Read: Newport News: 2 Dead in Murder-Suicide at Riverside Regional Medical Center

Newport News: 2 Dead in Murder-Suicide at Riverside Regional Medical Center

The couple, who was in their 70s, died in a hospital room after the wife shot her husband before turning the gun on herself.

Read: Nominate Your Campus for the 2024 Response Accelerator Awards Program

Nominate Your Campus for the 2024 Response Accelerator Awards Program

The Response Accelerator Awards nomination deadline is May 17! Winners will be announced at the 2024 Campus Safety Conference.

Read: Going Up? Prioritizing Elevator Safety in Schools and Hospitals

Going Up? Prioritizing Elevator Safety in Schools and Hospitals

Administrators must make elevator safety a priority through maintenance protocols, equipment upgrades, usage policies, and emergency preparedness plans.

Read: Penn Medicine Spends $28 Million on Weapons Detection

Penn Medicine Spends $28 Million on Weapons Detection

During the first three months, the machine reportedly prevented 123 guns, 72 knives, and 143 other unspecified weapons from entering the facility.

Read: Detroit: Patient Fires Gun at Nurse, Shoots Self at Sinai-Grace Hospital

Detroit: Patient Fires Gun at Nurse, Shoots Self at Sinai-Grace Hospital

Investigators are trying to determine how the patient, who had been in the hospital for several weeks, was able to sneak a gun into his room.

Read: How Wearable Technology Keeps Hospitals and Schools Safer

How Wearable Technology Keeps Hospitals and Schools Safer

With the increasing violence against frontline workers, many schools and healthcare facilities are turning to wearable technology solutions.

Read: Assaults on Nurses Increased 5% in 2023

Assaults on Nurses Increased 5% in 2023

Nurses’ perceptions of their organization caring about their safety improved significantly, up +0.03 to 4.15 out of five.

Read: U of U Health Security Officer Dragged by Vehicle Stolen by Escaped Patient

U of U Health Security Officer Dragged by Vehicle Stolen by Escaped Patient

The patient’s family said they pushed to have him sedated as he had been experiencing symptoms of psychosis.

Read: University of Iowa Hospital Admin Used Stolen Identity for Over 30 Years

University of Iowa Hospital Admin Used Stolen Identity for Over 30 Years

The victim was wrongfully convicted of identity fraud himself and spent 428 days in jail and 147 days in a mental health facility.

Read: CENTEGIX Launches New Incident Response Platform for Hospitals

CENTEGIX Launches New Incident Response Platform for Hospitals

The CENTEGIX Safety Platform™ is a cloud-based integrated solution for improving hospital incident response time.

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