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Patient Safety

Read: Family of Mental Health Patient Found Dead in Woods Files Lawsuit

Family of Mental Health Patient Found Dead in Woods Files Lawsuit

The man’s sisters are suing several parties after he wandered away from an appointment and was found dead three months later.

Read: Thomas Fire Destroys Ventura Mental Health Hospital

Thomas Fire Destroys Ventura Mental Health Hospital

Administrators were forced to evacuate Vista del Mar Hospital, a mental health facility that treats patients with behavioral and addiction issues.

Read: Deaths of 12 Hollywood Nursing Home Patients Ruled Homicides

Deaths of 12 Hollywood Nursing Home Patients Ruled Homicides

The patients died from environmental heat exposure after Hurricane Irma knocked out the power to its central air conditioning.

Read: Security Guard Charged with Assaulting Patient in Mental Health Unit

Security Guard Charged with Assaulting Patient in Mental Health Unit

The patient who is autistic and bipolar had been admitted to Excela Healthcare Westmoreland Hospital for self-inflicted injuries.

Read: Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels Reaches $500K Settlement for Arrest Video

Utah Nurse Alex Wubbels Reaches $500K Settlement for Arrest Video

The nurse plans to donate part of the money to a local nurses union and to help people obtain body camera footage of incidents involving themselves.

Read: Nursing Homes Sued, Criticized for Sheltering in Place During Hurricanes

Nursing Homes Sued, Criticized for Sheltering in Place During Hurricanes

A study conducted by the University of South Florida suggests nursing home patients have a higher chance of dying if evacuated.

Read: Joint Commission Gives Patient Suicide Prevention Tips to Hospitals

Joint Commission Gives Patient Suicide Prevention Tips to Hospitals

The guidance addresses some of the more contentious issues relating to patient suicide prevention and mitigation in hospitals.

Read: Elderly Couple Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting at Ontario Hospital

Elderly Couple Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting at Ontario Hospital

Patient accounts suggest that the husband shot and killed his wife, although investigators will not confirm that the man had a weapon.

Read: Mich. Hospital Reviewing Policies After Patient Fires Gun in Room

Mich. Hospital Reviewing Policies After Patient Fires Gun in Room

The patient barricaded himself in his room at Covenant HealthCare until officers gained entry with ballistic shields.

Read: Kentucky Healthcare Conference Unites Hospital Security Professionals

Kentucky Healthcare Conference Unites Hospital Security Professionals

The annual healthcare conference featured speakers from around the eastern and central U.S.

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