Healthcare News & Insights

Community violence: How hospitals can address its costs

Community violence can be an enormous burden on hospitals, especially in urban areas and big cities. But some facilities are using innovative programs to cut down on violence and decrease the number of patients who come in with violent injuries – which also lowers costs for complex, life-saving surgeries. 

Report: Only half of attacks on ER nurses reported

A new study by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) reveals startling levels of violence against emergency department nurses.

OSHA cites hospital over series of violent attacks by patients

Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, has been cited by OSHA after employees were injured 25 times in the past five years by violent patients.

Violence on the rise at health care facilities

Hospitals and doctors’ offices are supposed to be places to heal — not to be attacked. But the Joint Commission warns that health care providers are seeing more violence at their facilities.

Nurses with knives? Dangerous staffers with clean records

You assume the new staffer who just passed a background check has a clean record. A recent investigation shows that’s just not the case.

Nightmare at the nursing home shines light on geriatric care crisis

A 100-year-old woman was allegedly strangled by her roommate at a nursing center — just steps from the nurses’ station. Could staff have prevented it?