In an op-ed published today in STAT, Mary Beth Kingston, chief nursing officer at Advocate Aurora Health and a member of the AHA board of trustees, and Christopher S. Kang, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, urge Congress to enact the bipartisan Safety From Violence for Healthcare Employees Act (H.R.7961). “As leaders of national associations representing hospitals and emergency physicians, we know the intimidation and violence endured by medical professionals every day. Making it a federal offense could help prevent it.” READ MORE

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