A majority of hospitals have adopted aggressive training programs designed to de-escalate security situations before they intensify, according to the 2016 Hospital Security Survey. The survey was conducted in June by the AHA’s Health Facilities Management magazine and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, an AHA professional membership group. Seventy-five percent of respondents said that maintaining security has become more challenging over the past two years. In response, 85% are using aggressive management training while another 5% plan to implement the training in the next year. Among other findings, 78% of respondents conduct a physical facilities security assessment at least annually, while 97% have workplace violence policies and 95% have active-shooter policies. For more, see the Health Facilities Management story.
As part of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, AHA shares resources to assist hospitals and health systems
Hospitals and health systems have a crucial role to play in identifying and assisting victims of human trafficking, and we urge you to join many of your…
The AHA's Hospitals Against Violence initiative, the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance…
Transforming a park overrun with drug dealers and gangs into a safe, open space for recreation and activities for all ages, including youth and older adults.
A shooting yesterday at Mercy Hospital in Chicago left four people dead, including two hospital workers, a police officer and the shooter.
Los Robles Regional Medical Center treated 11 people injured during last night’s mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
U.S. hospitals treated an estimated 75,086 patients under age 18 for firearm-related injuries in the emergency department between 2006 and 2014.