The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems has released a toolkit to help hospital leaders and others prevent and reduce violence against hospital workers, developed in collaboration with other health care and labor stakeholders. “We are proud to have worked in close partnership with the diverse group involved in this effort and we believe that the resulting toolkit will build on hospitals’ existing safety programs to ensure we protect hospital staff from violence,” said OAHHS President and CEO Andy Davidson. “At the end of the day, we all care deeply about keeping people safe while they care for the sick and believe that we should take all steps possible to reduce violence in our hospitals and health care settings to zero.” The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative also offers resources on combatting violence in communities and hospitals at www.aha.org/hospitalsagainstviolence.
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