ProAssurance Risk Resource professionals publish a KeyConsiderations for Healthcare Organizations newsletter twice annually. We mailed the Healthcare Workplace Violence issue to ProAssurance hospital and large facility policyholders today, June 16.
“In the not-so-distant past, workers feared a disgruntled coworker, or former coworker, ‘going postal.’ Today, mass shootings perpetrated by people seemingly unassociated with the target environment appear to be more commonplace.
Hospitals seem to be targeted by patients, former patients, or family members of patients—not necessarily staff. In July 2015, a man walked past an unstaffed reception desk in a Florida hospital, into a patient’s room, and shot...”