Over the years, hospitals and health systems have worked to mitigate violence against staff. However, individual hospitals and health systems can only do so much to prevent workplace violence, write AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and AHA Chief Nursing Officer and CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership Robyn Begley in an op-ed published today in The Hill newspaper. 

“That’s why the AHA, its American Organization for Nursing Leadership and numerous other provider groups are calling on Congress to enact the Safety From Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act. … Through the SAVE Act, Congress can protect patients by safeguarding the workers who are there to save them.” 

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