Leveraging Community Partnerships to Take a Stand Against Hospital Violence

Violence continues to affect hospitals and health systems across the country, and central Connecticut-based Bristol Health is not immune to it. However, Bristol Health leaders have greatly reduced violent incidents in their organization within just three years.

By upgrading their incident reporting system, boosting prevention education, and supporting employees, Bristol leaders forged an organization-wide culture of safety. They also meticulously track data to help prevent future incidents, and have gained crucial support from local stakeholders and policymakers, ultimately inspiring potential policy changes that could have a lasting benefit to health care workers.