Thursday, May 7, 2009

California Hospital Shootings

Workplace violence is on the rise and this includes Healthcare. The recent shooting at a California Hospital is just one illustration of how this has escalated.

3 Dead in California Hospital Shooting

A hospital worker shot and killed two employees and then killed himself at a medical center Thursday, sending panicked people fleeing, police and witnesses said. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,516888,00.html

Shootings have been occurring within healthcare organizations, assets including computers have walked out the door, bomb threats and domestic disputes are issues that all healthcare organizations need to address. How prepared is your organization to prevent and/or manage a crisis event?

Why you should be concerned as an organization
Understanding the Threats to your organizations
Understanding the JCAHO Requirements
Steps you can take now to mitigate risks to your patients, visitors and employees.

For More Information, contact Bill at wmiaoulis@hipaasecurityandprivacy.com

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