Hospitals Against Violence

Aug 15, 2018
AHA Board Member Claire Zangerle, RN, chief nurse executive at Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh, moderated a dynamic panel at last month’s AHA Leadership Summit that discussed effective violence prevention strategies and program development.  Zangerle opened the session by sharing…
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…
Aug 9, 2018
For the first time, 29 new ICD-10 codes will be available on Oct. 1 to allow providers to identify and assist victims of human trafficking and coding professionals to translate that information into data that will provide greater insights into the problem.  The AHA’s Hospitals Against…
Aug 7, 2018
Violence is a growing public health issue so in the fall of 2016, the AHA's Hospital Against Violence (HAV) initiative was created. HAV supports AHA members and the health care field as they work to combat workplace and community violence by providing educational offerings, tools, resources;…
Jul 17, 2018
Building Awareness of Human Trafficking Among Staff  UPCOMING EVENT  September 5 at 1PM ET: NHTTAC: Human Trafficking and Individuals with Disabilities Register for this NHTTAC 90-minute webinar that highlights emerging trends, case studies, and best practices for providing…
Jun 29, 2018
Detroit Medical Center – Sinai-Grace Hospital | Detroit, MI Detroit Life is Valuable Everyday (DLIVE) was created to address a significant medical issue in its community: Homicide is the number one cause of death for Detroit residents ages 15 to 34, and violent injury recurrence rates have been…
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…
Jun 21, 2018
The Joint Commission has issued an advisory on human trafficking, which offers information and resources to help medical providers recognize and support victims. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics last week released the first ICD-10-CM codes for…
Jun 12, 2018
Claire Zangerle could never have predicted just how much leaving her position as chief nursing officer at the Cleveland Clinic to become the president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Ohio would change her life. “I don’t think I would have had the opportunities I have had…
Jun 8, 2018
Violence – in its many forms – is a major public health challenge. The women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems experience first-hand the devastating impact violence has on individuals’ lives and health every day. And they see how violence can ripple through a community, affecting…