Workplace Violence

Oct 25, 2022
The AHA’s American Organization for Nursing Leadership affiliate and the Emergency Nurses Association today updated their Guiding Principles on Mitigating Workplace Violence to incorporate best practices based on the latest research and a toolkit to help hospitals and health systems customize their…
Oct 25, 2022
Saturday’s senseless violence at Methodist Dallas Medical Center that took the lives of two health care workers has stunned the health care community across the country.
Oct 24, 2022
A shooter Saturday killed two employees at Methodist Dallas Medical Center in Texas.
Sep 13, 2022
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the health care field has experienced an increase in workplace violence. The pandemic has placed significant stress on the entire health care system, and unfortunately, in some situations, patients, visitors and family members have attacked health care…
Aug 15, 2022
Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Pa., sponsor of the AHA-supported Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act, today participated in a roundtable discussion with Tower Health staff and others at Pottstown (Pa.) Hospital to learn more about the rise in violence and abuse against health care workers…
Aug 2, 2022
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 in The Hill newspaper. 
Jun 22, 2022
Strengthening the Health Care Workforce Digital Toolkit contains social media posts and images to support your team through burnout, to address behavioral health issues, and to prevent workplace violence.
Jun 22, 2022
As we chart a new path together, we have developed this new resource – under the guidance of the AHA Board of Trustees’ Task Force on Workforce and with input from many members of the Association – to help hospitals navigate workforce challenges and opportunities, as well as highlight strategies…
Jun 14, 2022
The AHA and seven other national hospital organizations today voiced support for the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act, bipartisan legislation introduced last week.
Jun 14, 2022
AHA letter to Representatives Dean and Bucshon voicing support for their legislation, the Safety from Violence for Healthcare Employees (SAVE) Act (H.R. 7961).