Workplace Violence

Aug 13, 2018
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…
Jun 25, 2018
INTEGRIS Health – Significant Threats: Domestic Violence and Forensic Patients consists of a Threat Assessment Guide, employee training, and procedures for enhanced security staffing to be prepared for domestic violence issues in the hospital. (July 2017) CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical…
May 14, 2018
Mark Berg, UT MD Anderson’s Director of the Employee Assistance Program talks about the 2-STOP program, a multi-disciplinary response team that is a resource to patients, families, visitors, and employees. The response team is made up the UT Police Department, risk management, employee health,…
May 14, 2018
This Workforce Center podcast features Meg Fallows, Volunteer Coordinator at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington, who speaks about the volunteer workforce in hospitals and how they are combating violence in the hospital setting. The breadth of the volunteer workforce in hospitals…
May 2, 2018
Tactical Training/Casualty Care Program - Mercyhealth Mercyhealth partnered with local EMS providers, law enforcement, fire departments and school districts to create and deploy a Casualty Care training program with a specially designed emergency kit to local school districts and other…
Feb 23, 2018
Commitment to service is a hallmark of America’s hospitals and health systems. In response to the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County, FL, the dedicated people of Broward’s hospitals once again demonstrated that commitment.  They responded to the unthinkable…
Feb 15, 2018
Mercyhealth | Janesville, WI School and workplace violence is an increasingly common threat. Since 1992, almost 400 school shootings have taken place, and a recent FBI report shows that incidents are increasing annually. Even in the best of circumstances, emergency medical service (EMS) providers…
Jan 18, 2018
The National Fire Protection Association is accepting comments through Feb. 23 on a provisional preparedness and response standard for active shooter and other hostile events. Effective as early as April, the NFPA 3000 standard would provide guidance for organizing, managing and sustaining an…
Dec 16, 2017
Hospitals and health systems are committed to continually making their communities and workplaces safer. Key to that is preventing violence within hospitals ensuring the safety of staff and patients. Through the Hospitals Against Violence initiative, AHA is highlighting successful programs…
Dec 12, 2017
Our communities must work together to combat all forms of violence, now viewed as one of the major public health and safety issues throughout the country. Community action programs such as those being undertaken by our nation's hospitals and health systems (alone and with others) are needed…