Violent crimes on rise at hospitals

by todaystrainingblog

This is a post from Amy Canfield, the Managing Editor at Security Director News. It is reprinted with permission.

                I do have to say that if hospitals actually do something about this issue, then it will be a good thing. But I’m afraid that ‘budgetary constraints’ will stop security/risk management from beginning any new meaningful programs. And the lack of both understanding and perception of staff will also hinder any of the efforts.


FOUNTAIN HILL, Penn.—a 26-year-old man was being treated at St. Luke’s University Hospital here for a head injury sustained in a motorcycle accident. A few days later, he broke through a locked sixth-floor window and jumped. It was the injuries from the jump that eventually caused his death.

This is the stuff of every hospital security staff’s worse nightmare. The needless loss of life? Not to mention that events like this can lead to lawsuits and other consequences.

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                And of course there was the violent incident at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, PA. yesterday the 24th. Staff, patients, visitors, and family members are all at risk inside of a hospital. Read my blog on the subject from earlier this year. It was published onJanuary 23, 2014.  


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