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Hospital Security News - 2009

Security Hospital counselor charged

Mankato Free Press - Dan Nienaber - ‎12 hours ago‎

Assault charges have been filed against a Minnesota Security Hospital counselor who is accused of punching a mentally disabled woman several ...

Patient dies after getting trapped in abandoned ward

Telegraph.co.uk - Ben Leach - ‎Sep 30, 2009‎

... who had been transferred there from the accident and emergency department at 1am. "The hospital's security staff were alerted and began a search. ...

Driver Crashes into Hospital Security Booth

ABC2 News - ‎Sep 30, 2009‎

A driver running from police crashes into a hospital security booth, sending the guard and a pastor to the hospital. This happened around 11:00pm in East ...

Patient dies after getting trapped in abandoned ward

Telegraph.co.uk - Ben Leach - ‎Sep 30, 2009‎

... who had been transferred there from the accident and emergency department at 1am. "The hospital's security staff were alerted and began a search. ...

Lawsuit Alleges ER Doctor Let Man Die In Order to Steal His Rolex

SF Weekly (blog) - Joe Eskenazi - ‎Sep 28, 2009‎

Defying security's orders, the lawsuit notes Enmon walked out of the operating room and into the parking lot -- a move caught on hospital security cameras. ...

Children say doctor let their father die over Rolex watch Stockton Record

Baby boy found alive outside Norfolk hospital this morning

The Virginian-Pilot - Cindy Clayton - ‎Sep 22, 2009‎

Hospital security is working with police to review footage from surveillance cameras placed around the building, Zultanky

Hospital security guard arrested on child porn charges

Tampa Tribune - ‎Sep 21, 2009‎

CLEARWATER - A security guard at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg was charged today with having child pornography at his home, the Pinellas County ...

Asked to leave hospital, homeless man later dies of apparent heart ...

News Dispatch - Alicia Ebaugh - ‎Sep 18, 2009‎

Three hours later, hospital security again called police to remove Williams, who they said was sleeping in the parking lot near the main entrance to the ...

Heart condition caused MC man's death News Dispatch

Patient's escape may expose hole in security at state hospital Statesman Journal - Alan Gustafson - ‎Aug 21, 2009‎

Hospital security vehicles conducted on-campus searches for the missing patient, then state and local police were notified. Orr confirmed that a cutting ...

Hospital violence is rising

Lakeland Today - ‎Aug 20, 2009‎

THE number of assaults on patients and staff at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary has increased – despite security guards being introduced to address the ...

 

Security Guard Stabbed at Galax, Va., Hospital

My Fox 8 - ‎Aug 20, 2009‎

A hospital security guard was stabbed by an unknown male during a security check of a maintenance shed at Twin County Regional Hospital on Wednesday night, ...

 

Hospital Security Guard Stabbed WXII12.com

Police search for suspect after hospital security guard hurt in Galax WDBJ7.com

 

Hospital violence is rising

Lakeland Today - ‎Aug 20, 2009‎

Since April, two guards have been stationed in the hospital's accident and emergency department from 7pm–7am every day. Even allowing for the extra month of ...

Man charged in oncology department break-in

The Salem News - Bruno Matarazzo Jr - ‎Aug 19, 2009‎

The emergency department is near the oncology department, police said. Hegarty said a housekeeping employee found Discipio and confronted him. ...

Health workers' safety in spotlight

Tulsa World - Kim Archer - ‎Aug 18, 2009‎

Nothing as serious has happened during her 1 1/2-year tenure as emergency department director at St. John Medical Center. But nurses and emergency workers ...

Hospital shooting points out dangers nurses face

KING5.com - Roberta Romero - ‎Aug 16, 2009‎

"Solutions are you need to lock down the emergency department you need doors that do not open and close unless somebody specifically lets you in you need ...

AlliedBarton releases study on healthcare security staff

SecurityInfoWatch - ‎Aug 11, 2009‎

BY SIW EDITORIAL STAFF ATLANTA, Aug. 11 - Security staffing firm AlliedBarton Security Services released a new survey this week, which found knowledge of ...

Cameras 'absolutely critical' - Zille

Independent Online - Caryn Dolley - ‎6 hours ago‎

The company, HRF Security Solutions, which provides some of the hospital's security guards, is paying for 14 guards to patrol the interior of the hospital ...

Tygerberg boosts security after baby drama Independent Online

Baby stolen from ward Independent Online

Bangor hospital to have Taser

Bangor Daily News - Dawn Gagnon - ‎10 hours ago‎

... benefit to officers, hospital staff, visitors, patients and the suspect during acts of violence that occur” in the emergency department, Gastia wrote. ...

No Choice RFID Implants; for your own good.

Daily Kos - ‎8 hours ago‎

Verichips just sold a 1000 rfids to Calvert Memorial Hospital in Maryland. The benefits outweigh any left-wing paranoias, fears and aggitation regarding ...

Security short-circuited: No CCTVs in LG Hospital yet

Indian Express - ‎Jul 25, 2009‎

The number of security guards was increased, fire brigade personnel were put on duty (they remain on duty alongside the normal hospital security staff) and ...

Grant to beef up hospital security

Monroe Evening News - Charles Slat - ‎Jul 23, 2009‎

They need the security to keep the 3 south, RNs from stealing the narcotics from the unlocked cabinet ...

Police Powers For Hospital Security

Heart 103 Cambridge - ‎Jul 20, 2009‎

Eight of Addenbrooke's Hospital's security staff have been given Police powers to tackle anti social behaviour on wards. The powers have been given to eight ...

Taxpayers question hospital 'police' scheme

Hospital violence continues

Albany Great Southern Weekender - ‎Jul 8, 2009‎

POLICE have charged a 49-year-old man with criminal damage after two incidents at Albany Hospital last Sunday. It is alleged the man threw a chair through a ...

Union keeps eye on hospital security

ABC Online - ‎Jul 5, 2009‎

The Health Services Union says it will closely monitor new security-staffing arrangements due to be implemented at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital today. ...

Prison for Chicago cop who beat man in wheelchair

The Associated Press - ‎Jun 11, 2009‎

A federal judge imposed the 40-month sentence after viewing hospital security footage of William Cozzi, 52, handcuffing the man to the chair in an emergency ...

Wheelchair beating: Chicago cop may get up to 8 years in prison ... Chicago Tribune

Deal likely over hospital security dispute

ABC Online - ‎Jun 9, 2009‎

A three-year dispute over security staffing levels at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital could be drawing to a close. Hunter New England Health has been ...

Attack in bathroom brings hospital security at MCG under fire

WRDW-TV - ‎Jun 5, 2009‎

AUGUSTA, Ga. --- MCG is one of the best known hospitals in our area and the state of Georgia, but a recent attack inside the hospital has some people ...

Glens Falls Hospital security guard accused of sexually abusing girl

Schenectady Gazette - ‎Jun 4, 2009‎

HUDSON FALLS — Thomas “Neil” Beatty, 46, of Deer Run Drive, Hudson Falls, has been arrested and charged with first-degree sexual abuse for allegedly ...

Hospital Security Guard Charged with Sexual Abuse WRGB

Security guard tells of hospital violence

Denbighshire Visitor - ‎May 20, 2009‎

A HOSPITAL security guard has spoken of how a drunken teenager threatened to kill him in an attack that highlights the terrifying violence faced by NHS ...

Gunman kills 2 and takes own life at Long Beach Memorial Medical ...

Los Angeles Times - ‎Apr 16, 2009‎

Police guard an entry to the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center after a hospital employee shot two other employees, then killed himself. ...

Gunman Kills 2 Co-Workers, Self at Long Beach Hospital New America Media

Police: Gunman kills 1, critically wounds 1, then kills self at ... Grand Forks Herald

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Woman sues hospital over police officer husband's arrest

West Virginia Record - ‎Apr 30, 2009‎

The woman says she came to the St. Francis emergency room on July 13, 2008 complaining of a persistent headache. After an evaluation, workers at the ...

Accused abused hospital employee

Worcester News - ‎Apr 30, 2009‎

Boulter was then escorted out and sat at a bus shelter watched by two hospital security guards. When police arrived Boulter started swearing and was warned ...

South Brookline neighbors worried about Bournewood expansion

Brookline TAB - ‎Apr 29, 2009‎

In 2006, Police Chief Daniel O'Leary called the hospital's security inadequate, and said officers had responded to the hospital 173 times between May 2005 ...

Hospitals might lose security backup

Toledo Blade - ‎Apr 27, 2009‎

By JULIE M. McKINNON Add a crowd, death from a gunshot wound, and potential gang involvement, and the mix can become too volatile for hospital security ...

Police blotter — April 28

The Daily Sound - ‎Apr 28, 2009‎

Despite being treated and released, he refused to leave the hospital. Security officials escorted him off the property, but he turned around and tried to ...

Security Reports

Times-Delphic - ‎Apr 29, 2009‎

Medics spoke with her, and she decided to have a friend take her to a local hospital. Security responded to Fitch Hall based on a report of a student passed ...

No confirmed cases of swine flu in Pa.

Pocono Record - ‎Apr 27, 2009‎

Everyone from emergency room doctors and nurses to hospital security guards will get an education on how to deal with any situation that might come up. ...

Woman threatens carjacking victim with alleged HIV needle at ...

Roseville Press Tribune - ‎Apr 27, 2009‎

Gunther said hospital security staff followed the vehicle at a safe distance to keep police apprised of its location. Officers spotted Page as she turned ...

Estacada man arrested after hospital release

The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - ‎Apr 27, 2009‎

Matthew Daniel Ingle, 18, was detained by OHSU Hospital security officers, who turned him over to Clackamas County sheriff's deputies. ...

 

Bristol Virginia Police

Bristol Herald Courier - ‎Apr 29, 2009‎

The man was banned from the property (except to receive medical treatment) by hospital security officers. While waiting for the officer, the man missed the ...

Pistol-Packin' Patients

EMS Magazine - ‎14 hours ago‎

After turning your patient over at the emergency department, have security take possession of the handgun, and get a receipt. ...

 

Violent flasher jailed 100 days

Edmonton Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎

Security was called and Tallman, who was at the hospital for his knee, was taken to the emergency department. The intoxicated flasher later caused a ...

Henrico to create intervention teams for mental crises

Richmond Times Dispatch - ‎8 hours ago‎

Some unruly mental patients have inflicted serious harm on emergency-room physicians and staff. A new program based in Henrico County is aimed at avoiding ...

3/11 Police blotter

Clovis News Journal - ‎12 hours ago‎

23 an officer responded to the emergency room for a battery report. The officer noted the 28-year-old patient had dark bruising and swelling on her cheek ...

Wheelchair used to steal patients' food

Stuff.co.nz - ‎17 hours ago‎

Last week a drunken patient punched and kicked one of Waikato Hospital's senior emergency department doctors and a fortnight earlier three teenage gang ...

Jade Goody Shocked by Intruder in Hospital Room

ABC News - ‎Mar 9, 2009‎

Goody now has a guard outside her room around the clock, and hospital security has been increased. With a few weeks to live, as doctors predict, ...

Phoenix Health Systems Launches Total Security Program for the ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Mar 5, 2009‎

... employees or patients injured, severe fines or civil judgments, and even criminal sentences for failures within the hospital security environment. ...

Police eye security images in bomb scare

Mansfield News Journal - ‎Mar 3, 2009‎

By JAMI KINTON • News Journal • March 3, 2009 MANSFIELD — Video footage from MedCentral/Mansfield Hospital security cameras is being viewed as part of the ...

Hospital security gets $600000 | News | Bundaberg News Mail

Bundaberg NewsMail - ‎Mar 2, 2009‎

... $600000 cash injection by Queensland Health into the emergency department of Bundaberg Hospital. Security will be pumped up and made more visible, ...

Doctor looks at laying assault charge on patient

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Mar 1, 2009‎

A senior emergency department doctor, who was punched and kicked by a drunken patient at Waikato Hospital on Saturday night, was today discussing with ...

Nurse alleges previous incident of beating by St. Mike's security
CBC.caCanada - Feb 13, 2009
4 incident in which an aboriginal man said he and his wife were beaten and had racial insults hurled at them by hospital security guards. ...

Violence screening steps up at DHB
Wairarapa Times Age, New Zealand - Feb 10, 2009
"Emergency Department staff in particular will be pivotal in our achieving our goals. "We will be audited by the Ministry of Health again in April and May ...

New hospital security fears
Romford RecorderUK - Feb 9, 2009
HEALTH workers still fear for their safety after another security breach at an unguarded hospital. St George's Hospital, in Suttons Lane, Hornchurch, ...

Hospital security guard sentenced to prison
MSNBC - Feb 5, 2009
The I-Team learned that a hospital security guard had been stealing patient information to open accounts at a Radio Shack in Cranston. ...

Man Accused Of Attempted Abduction Outside Hospital
WLWTOH - Feb 2, 2009
Osborne was charged with abduction, assault on an officer and resisting arrest. He remains in police custody on $70000 bond and was ordered to take an HIV ...

Hospitals review security in wake of drug theft
Rocky Mountain News, CO - Jan 30, 2009
Security experts report that when conducting role plays with hospital staff — say, a feigned infant abduction — the hospitals that rely on technology don't ...

Hospital violence rising
NEWS.com.au, Australia - Jan 26, 2009
Opposition mental health spokeswoman Vickie Chapman said more acute facilities were needed at Glenside Hospital to free up emergency department beds for ...

Technology for improved workplace safety and efficiency
Hospital NewsCanada - Jan 5, 2009
The safety feature is activated by pressing the centre button twice, which immediately alerts hospital security. The user is instantly connected to all ...

Police: Man pointed gun at Crouse Hospital security guard
NewsChannel 9 WSYR, NY - Jan 5, 2009
Syracuse, New York (WSYR-TV) – Syracuse police have arrested a man after he allegedly pointed a gun at a Crouse Hospital security guard Monday afternoon. ...
Man who pulled gun at Crouse Hospital identified NewsChannel 9 WSYR
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Man arrested over nurse abduction
RTE.ieIreland - Dec 28, 2008
A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the abduction of nurse Magdeline Makola, who was missing for more than a week. ...

Moves to cut out hospital violence
The Border Mail, Australia - Dec 21, 2008
NURSE Greg Jackson says during his eight-year career he has found himself at times “nose to nose” with those threatening violence against medical staff at ...

Man charged in hospital assault
Scranton Times-Tribune,  USA - 5 hours ago
Mr. Burgess is accused of bypassing hospital security after visiting hours and entering the room of the victim, where he allegedly accosted her. ...

Forensic Nursing
Ozarks First, MO - Nov 13, 2008
Victim advocates say patients can often be re-traumatized when in the emergency room. That's because along with immediate medial needs, doctors and nurses ...

Hacks blow the whistle on hospital security lapses
HoldTheFrontPage.co.ukUK - Nov 12, 2008
They challenged hospital security after receiving a tip off from a whistleblower that an unlocked corridor under the renal unit was being used to store mail ...

New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia visitor is accused of ...
New York Daily News, NY - Nov 12, 2008
The horrified nurse called hospital security, who grabbed Kramer about 12:15 pm, sources said. "The whole story is wrong and stupid," said a woman who ...

Fix hospital security – DA
Citizen, South Africa - Nov 11, 2008
JOHANNESBURG - Security companies who guard Chris Hani-Baragwanath hospital should come under closer scrutiny, Democratic Alliance (DA) health spokesman ...

Violence in ER a growing problem
Boston GlobeUnited States - Nov 11, 2008
"The number of episodes happening in the emergency department have decreased dramatically . . . despite the (patient) volume going up," he said. ...

Arrest after mystery substance affects staff at Southend Hospital
Essex Echo, UK - Nov 11, 2008
Following the patient's admission to the Accident and Emergency department eight staff members also showed signs of being affected by the substance. ...

Hospital security a challenge: MEC
The Times, South Africa - Nov 11, 2008
Security problems in public hospitals are a serious challenge, Gauteng MEC for Health Brian Hlongwa said today. This followed an attack on a fifth year ...

Shocking violence at Coventry and Warwickshire hospitals
Coventry Telegraph, UK - Nov 12, 2008
Mr Mitchell, who has been involved in hospital security for 20 years, said: "Hospitals are a safe place, but they can be places where emotions run high and ...

Doctor accused of raping patient
The Age, Australia - Nov 6, 2008
... attended regularly at the Western Hospital in Sunshine, and that before the alleged assault had been to the emergency department 23 times. ...
Vic doctor raped suicidal patient: court The Age
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Attacks on hospital staff are increasing
Northampton Chronicle & Echo, UK - Nov 6, 2008
Andy Watkins, hospital security manager, said: "The CRT course encourages staff to report assaults, and the extra training we carried out last year may have ...
More assaults on NHS staff Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
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Conway standoff suspect arrested, feds prosecuting case
South Carolina Now, South Carolina
Hospital
security asked McGowan to move his car, then noticed a rifle inside his car, then called police, Horry County Lieutenant Steve Cox said. ...

Man identified in Conway Medical standoff
WIS, SC - When hospital security asked him to move and McGowan's car stayed in place, local law enforcement and the Horry County SWAT and Negotiation Team was ...

Woman in hospital threatened with revolver; man arrested
Siasat DailyIndia - Oct 22, 2008
The hospital security staff overpowered him and handed him to the local police who registered a case of criminal intimidation under section 506 of Indian ...

Better hospital security planned after gang‘s raid
The Herald Eastern Cape, South Africa - Oct 21, 2008
THE Port Elizabeth Hospital Complex is planning to beef up security at its hospitals following the shocking attack on security officers at the weekend by a ...

Man jailed for pointing gun at Infirmary patients
Rochdale Online, UK - Oct 21, 2008
Before he was sentenced he had pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence at an earlier hearing. ...

Safety in the hospital
The Huntsville Times - al.com, AL - Oct 17, 2008
There's a metal detector at the emergency room entrance. It's a riskier venue because it often deals with victims of violence. There's no metal detector at ...

Arrested Leeds hospital guards will not face charges
Yorkshire Evening Post, UK - Oct 16, 2008
The alleged assault happened on Thursday, July 31 after hospital security staff asked a group of men – who were apparently drinking – to leave the hospital ...

Attacks prompt hospital security review
Lancashire Evening Post, UK - Oct 6, 2008
"We have chosen to conduct a full-scale review of our comprehensive hospital security arrangements, including our Red Alert system and exclusion orders, ...

Updated: Echo exposes hospital security scandal
Essex Echo, 
UK - Oct 3, 2008
CONFIDENTIAL medical letters, documents and payroll information have been stored in an unguarded corridor open to the public at
Basildon Hospital. ...

Hospital Employee Accused Of Robbing Patients
WYFFSC - 16 hours ago
SPARTANBURG, SC -- Spartanburg officers are investigating a report by Spartanburg Regional Hospital security that an employee of the hospital has been ...

Hospitals will take a look at dangers of street gangs
Asbury Park Press, NJ - Sep 30, 2008
Marybeth Kady, a nurse manager for the hospital's emergency department, said the training was an eye opener. "It's helped me to recognize what's just a ...

Hospital Security Best Practices: Benchmarks & Compliance Report
MarketWatch - Sep 22, 2008
Hospitals and hospital security professionals today better understand how to manage security risks than at any time in history. Yet, the effectiveness of ...

BMC to beef up hospital security
Times of India, India - Sep 19, 2008
Mumbai: Following the Delhi blasts, the BMC has decided to spruce up its security measures even inside its hospitals. After consulting authorities of the ...

Hospital's security lapses stun legislators
Statesman Journal, OR - Sep 18, 2008
By Alan Gustafson • Statesman Journal Oregon State Hospital security drew fire Wednesday evening from legislators who said they were taken aback by a report ...
Panel blasts Oregon State Hospital security Hillsboro Argus - OregonLive.com
Panel blasts Oregon State Hospital security KTVZ
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Hospital CEO confident about security issues
Clarksdale Press Register, MS - Sep 17, 2008
Regarding Tuesday’s incident, Caton says he, along with hospital security personnel, determined a total lockdown of the hospital was not warranted.

Hospital security guard shot to death in Maine
Boston Globe, United States - Sep 7, 2008
The hospital's security guards wear uniforms but are unarmed, he said. Loughlin urged anyone who may know the identity of the two people who fled the scene ...
Hospital Security Guard Shot To Death Boston Channel.com
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Prison escapee shot and killed, police say - CNN.com

A prisoner who overpowered five security guards at a suburban hospital, took their weapons, shot a driver and then stole several cars has been shot and ...
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New shooting, new failure by state’s mental health system
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Sep 3, 2008
"Anything you see in a state hospital or emergency room or acute setting, you see here," said Eric Harting, who has worked in the mental health field as a ...

Hospital patient shot with taser
The Argus.co.uk, UK - Sep 1, 2008
Jonathan Street
, press officer for the Royal Sussex County Hospital, said: “There was a patient in the accident and emergency department who was confused. ...

Civil Hospital gets terror mail; security tightened
Expressindia.comIndia - Aug 30, 2008
While the bomb scare kept the entire hospital security staff on their toes, the information was kept under wraps to prevent chaos at the hospital. ...

Hospital staff worries over ex-shooter's release
AZ Central.com, AZ - Aug 22, 2008
Tuffli fired the gun because he was possibly seeking revenge against two employees who had barred him from the hospital. Security guard Gary Purcell and ...

DHQ hospital tightens security, RGH, HFH unmoved
The News - International, Pakistan - Aug 22, 2008
He added that the DHQ hospital administration has taken all necessary measures to check entrance of unconcerned persons to wards and emergency department of ...

New £3.5m Hospital security is 'most ambitious'
Hutton Cranswick Today, UK - Aug 18, 2008
A £3.5m security control room which is being unveiled at St James's University Hospital in Leeds has been described as the most advanced in the NHS. ...

Hospital bug: 800 hit by lockdown
Stuff.co.nz, New Zealand - Aug 17, 2008
Only the emergency department remained open to the public after the lockdown was imposed about midday on Saturday in an attempt to contain the spread of the ...
Hospital battles new norovirus cases despite lockdown Otago Daily Times
Dunedin Hospital lockdown continues TVNZ
Review of hospital lockdown Radio New Zealand
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Death of security officer shows dangers faced in emergency rooms
KY3, MO - Aug 7, 2008
It focuses not on the patient but on others who share with the emotional trip to the emergency department. “Families’ emotions raise with fear, ...

Security review of psychiatric hospital a start
Statesman Journal, OR - Aug 6, 2008
Five days later, patient Mitchell Grigsby, 43, ran from hospital security employees as they were supervising him on a walk around the hospital grounds. ...
Security review planned for state mental hospital Coos Bay World
After inmate escapes, security review slated for Oregon State Hospital KTVZ
Oregon State Hospital security to be reviewed in light of escapes KATU
Statesman Journal
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Johnstown's Memorial Medical Center Increases Security
WJACtv.com, PA - Aug 1, 2008
Starting at 9 pm, visitors and patients at the main campus can only enter through the emergency department entrance and everyone must wear a bracelet ...

Costly Hospital Security Threatens SF Budget
KCBS, CA - Jul 17, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) -- Sheriff’s deputies will continue to patrol San Francisco General and Laguna Honda Hospital, even though it would save the city $5 ...

Hospital doctors working in fear
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Jul 16, 2008
In January, Dr Bushby was working at a Melbourne hospital emergency department when a person affected by the drug "ice" bit him on the arm, which required ...

Nuisance patient jailed and banned from hospital
Bradford Telegraph Argus, UK - Jul 16, 2008
Rahman, of Turner Place, Great Horton, Bradford, kicked a doctor in the hospital’s accident and emergency department on October 27 last year. ...

Hospital thwarts police inquiries at hospital, violence festered ...
Chicago Tribune, United States - Jul 16, 2008
By David Jackson | Chicago Tribune reporter Illinois' largest psychiatric hospital left sexual predators unguarded despite allegations that at least 10 ...

RF Technologies(R) Introduces Enhanced Clinical Support Service ...
RedOrbitTX - Jun 24, 2008
"We actually work with the hospital to develop protocols for various situations, such as when an attempted, infant abduction occurs. ...

Beefed-up hospital security team honored
Security Director News, Maine - Jul 1, 2008
... and the doctor's suspicions of child abuse were confirmed -- but hospital security director Marilyn Hollier says things like this happen all the time. ...

Man found dead outside Bellevue's Overlake Hospital
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Jul 2, 2008
The 44-year-old man was discovered about 11:10 pm by hospital security officers, police reported. The man had apparently suffered breathing difficulty ...
Body found near Bellevue hospital KING5.com

Violence drives medics to quit
The Daily Yomiuri, Japan - Jun 7, 2008
Such cases suggest that one reason for the lack of doctors and nurses, an increasingly serious problem nationwide, is in-hospital violence. ...

Elgin woman beaten in hospital parking lot
WIS, SC - 17 hours ago
Police say the car used in the abduction was linked to the victim in the hospital attack. Stuckey was later arrested facing kidnapping and carjacking ...

Offender caught in pharmacy break-in
Mail Tribune, OR - Jun 10, 2008
Hospital security officers caught Luke Jacob Phelps, 25, no address listed. Officers, summoned by an alarm from the pharmacy at 5:53 pm arrested him on ...

Hospital should do more to prevent thefts
Stamford Advocate, CT - Jun 7, 2008
I followed up with the hospital security department and reported the loss and was assured that they would follow up and telephone me in a few days. ...

State: Hospital made fixes
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Jun 7, 2008
Hospital security cameras captured photos of the suspect, Jennifer Latham, walking into the ward, moving from room to room, then leaving with a bag over her ...

MAN PUNCHED HOSPITAL SECURITY GUARD
Leicester Mercury, UK - Jun 6, 2008
BY PETER SQUIRES Aaron Bicknell (21), of Ruby Street, in Newfoundpool, Leicester, was sentenced to do 250 hours of unpaid work as part of an 18-month ...

Decomposed Body Found Outside Hospital
WCAXVT - Jun 5, 2008
The decomposed body was discovered by hospital security inside a car parked in a remote area of the main parking lot Sunday night. The vehicle was examined ...

Hospital violence shock
NEWS.com.au, Australia - May 30, 2008
MORE than 350 "Code Black" alarms have been activated in Tasmania's public hospitals during the last 12 months in response to threats of aggression or ...

Security halts attack on nurse in St. John emergency department
Longview Daily News, WA - May 30, 2008
The hospital asked an outside security consultant, Longview police and the hospital’s security staff to do a thorough analysis of the Emergency Department’s ...

Did so-called 'doctor' practice deception?
Atlanta Journal Constitution,  USA - May 30, 2008
They say hospital security staff has interviewed an array of employees, but none has been able to say much about the faux physician. ...

Police seek 'doctor' wandering hospital
Florida Times-Union, FL - May 23, 2008
The hospital's security director, Andy Sikes, couldn't say why the intruder wasn't reported earlier, but he said the hospital's response was appropriate. ...

Cops arrest suspect in hospital robberies
Inquirer.net, Philippines - May 22, 2008
Abangan told police that as soon as she noticed her bag missing, she alerted hospital security personnel, who quickly reviewed the CCTV tapes. ...

Nurses lobby for protection at work
Penrith PressAustralia - May 22, 2008
"Hospital security and nursing staff responded promptly and police were notified," Mr Gurr said. "The staff member received minor injuries and was treated ...

TSAR APPOINTED TO TACKLE HOSPITAL VIOLENCE
South Wales Evening Post, UK - May 22, 2008
A Retired senior police officer will lead a crackdown on violence in hospitals, it was announced today.Former South Wales Deputy Chief Constable David ...

Baby born in toilet at troubled Royal North Shore hospital
NEWS.com.auAustralia - May 5, 2008
He said that he was then denied access to his wife by hospital security. "The midwives got the security on to me ... to basically tell me that I can't go up ...

Bad security has staff at hospital in fear for lives
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia - May 4, 2008
Instead, the Rozelle Hospital security guards - who are trained to deal with psychiatric patients - are based in Concord's main security office near the ...

Hospital security boost to help guard young patients
Port Huron Times Herald, MI - May 1, 2008
By NICOLE GERRING Port Huron Hospital is adding security measures to its pediatric and birthing units to make hospital stays safer for its youngest patients ...

First Hospital Security “Exam” in Ten Years Points Up Areas for ...
Business Wire (press release), CA - Apr 30, 2008
More than 650 hospital security directors participated in the GE Security-IAHSS online survey, covering topics ranging from staffing and technology to ...GE

Orlando-area hospital tightens security after baby taken
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Apr 22, 2008
Photos from the hospital's security system show the suspect exiting the ward, a duffel bag over her shoulder. The child was rescued a short time later by a ...

Hospital where baby was snatched to require photo badges, other ...
Orlando Sentinel, FL - Apr 21, 2008
Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration last week issued a 10-page report, pointing out that the hospital's security system, designed specifically ...

Hospital security 'risks babies' lives'
Goulburn Post, Australia - Apr 20, 2008
By LOUISE THROWER A NEW security procedure at Goulburn Base Hospital is "absolutely thoughtless" and risking the lives of mothers and babies, according to a ...

Call for more police at hospitals
BBC News, UK - Apr 9, 2008
... report is "good" and looks to protect staff, he believes the new law should also be brought into Wales to further help crack down on hospital violence.

Suicidal man forces hospital lockdown
HollandSentinel.com, MI - Apr 13, 2008
Hospital spokesman Tim Breed said hospital security got a call from the Holland Police Department around 11 pm saying that the man was in the parking area ...

Kidnapping prompts $650,000 hospital security upgrade
ABC Online, Australia - Apr 12, 2008
The kidnapping of a baby from Perth's main maternity hospital last year has prompted a security upgrade. A newborn baby was taken from her mother's room at ...

Baby snatching prompts hospital security upgrade
Sunday Times.auAustralia - Apr 12, 2008
A three-day-old baby girl was snatched from the hospital in November last year, prompting a review of hospital security. The review also recommended ...

Call for more police at hospitals
BBC News, UK - Apr 9, 2008
... report is "good" and looks to protect staff, he believes the new law should also be brought into Wales to further help crack down on hospital violence.

Gunman kills doctor and is shot by police
Houston Chronicle, United States - Apr 4, 2008
The suspect was listed in critical condition after undergoing surgery, University Hospital spokesman Leni Kirkman said. Authorities said they were ...

Hospital ramming 'not isolated incident'
Brisbane Times, Australia - Mar 30, 2008
A four-wheel drive was driven through the doors of the Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital's emergency department around 12.30am (AEST) yesterday after two men ...

Men ram 4WD into hospital
Brisbane Times, Australia - Mar 29, 2008
Apart from the extra security staff present in the emergency department over weekends, doctors and nurses have been trained in managing violent patients. ...

Minister welcomes new security measures at Causeway Hospital
Ballymoney Times, UK - Mar 28, 2008
"A number of measures to improve security at the Accident and Emergency Department have been recommended. As a first step, security guards are now deployed ...

Columbus Hospital Employees Trying To Cope After Gunman Kills 3
WJBF-TVGA - 20 hours ago
Employees at a Columbus hospital where a retired school teacher shot and killed three people are trying to get back their normal routine Friday. ...
Police: Gunman Kills Nurse, Employee In Hospital Shooting News4Jax.com
Gunman kills nurse, employee, third victim at Columbus hospital Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Gunman kills three at hospital
United Press International - 17 hours ago
Police claim Charles Johnston, 63, shot a nurse, with whom he was said to hold a grudge, and two other men Thursday at Doctors Hospital, the Columbus ...

Stroke victim at hospital reports sexual assault
KPNX-12, AZ - Mar 19, 2008
Scottsdale police began their investigation in January after hospital security officials said they had developed an "investigative lead. ...

Hospital Examines Security Following Rape
WKRC TV Cincinnati, OH - Mar 18, 2008
Hospital security measures include key cards to access most hospital doors and elevators late in the day. It's part of the hospital's daily lockdown. ...

Hospital, cops have history of teamwork
Standard Speaker, PA - Mar 17, 2008
The incident illustrates the interplay between Hazleton police and hospital security guards who have a tradition of working together to safeguard patients ...

Murder charge over body dumped at hospital
Radio New ZealandNew Zealand - Mar 16, 2008
The body of 28-year old Bjorn Henderson was left at the emergency department of Auckland Hospital on March 10 by a Middle Eastern man. ...

Hospital violence results in charges
Canada.com, Canada - Mar 15, 2008
Charges have been laid after an enraged emergency room patient's rampage at Oilfields Hospital in Black Diamond forced a lock down two weeks ago. ...

Clampdown on violent hospital patients
This Is Lancashire, UK - 4 hours ago
By Jane Lavender North-west Ambulance Service has signed an agreement with police and prosecutors to ensure anyone who is violent or aggressive towards NHS ...

Namibia: Hospital Security 'A Farce'
AllAfrica.com, Washington - Mar 7, 2008
The assault of two people on the premises of the Windhoek Central Hospital in separate occasions two weeks ago has staff and doctors questioning whether ...

Out-of-towner accused of clocking hospital security
SooToday.com - Mar 7, 2008
By SooToday.com Staff Forty-nine-year-old John Wainwright of 20 Manette Crescent in Brampton, Ontario was arrested at the Plummer Hospital and charged with ...

Thefts spark calls for tighter hospital security
CBC British Columbia, Canada - Mar 6, 2008
Calls for tougher hospital security were prompted by the brazen theft of three rings from VGH patient Agnes Ulmer on Saturday. ...
Many touched by grandmother's plight CTV British Columbia

Time for truth about hospital security
Ilford Recorder 24, UK - Mar 5, 2008
I WAS interested indeed to read the article (Recorder, last week) about security and car park lighting at King George Hospital. On January 8, I contacted ...

Prisoner hospital security: Strengthening the weakest link
Police News, CA - Mar 3, 2008
By Joel Lashley It is estimated there are two security officers for every police officer in America. How well they support one another to provide security ...

Milwaukee Hospital Security Guard Attacked by Patient
MyFox Milwaukee, WI - 12 hours ago
Hospital security officers are trained to calm patients down through talking first but if the person continues to be aggressive, they will restrain. ...

Hospital Security Tight for J. Lo, But Not That Tight
E! Online - Feb 22, 2008
“Inspectors pop in unannounced and one of the things they look for is how many drills for infant abduction are done weekly, monthly and annually,” the ...

Hospital to screen ER patients
Bainbridge Post Searchlight, GA -
Feb 22, 2008
... Emergency Department for treatment and signs in at registration desk.
Information gathered includes patient name, date of birth, Social Security number, ...

Security system meets the needs for center's 3300 births this year ...
Wisbusiness.com, WI - Feb 21, 2008
SMMC has the busiest emergency department in Johnson County, the area's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center, a nationally recognized Center for ...

VIOLENCE AGAINST HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS BECOMING A PROBLEM
Democrat Newspaper, St. Kitts and Nevis - Feb 22, 2008
The Ministry of Health condemns all acts of interpersonal violence including the latest incident which is one in a pattern of threats and intimidation ...

Inquiry into murderer's hospital escape
Scotsman, United Kingdom - Feb 20, 2008
George McGeoch, 36, serving a life sentence for murder and abduction, went on the run on Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly threatened Reliance escort ...

Hospital Security to Be Beefed Up - MEC
AllAfrica.com, Washington - Feb 20, 2008
THE Gauteng health department will improve security at public health facilities after conducting an investigation that identified "challenges and gaps" in ...

Killer escapes on hospital visit
The Press Association - Feb 19, 2008
A convicted murderer described by police as "extremely dangerous" is on the run after escaping from prison guards during a hospital appointment. ...

Hospital assault
Gulf Daily News, Bahrain - Feb 11, 2008
Last month, Accident and Emergency department chairman Dr Jassim Al Mehza said he would demand at least BD500 a month danger money for doctors and nurses in ...

Lawrence: Security guard charged with threats to 'shoot up' hospital
Eagle Tribune, MA - Feb 14, 2008
By Jim Patten and Mark Vogler LAWRENCE — A Lawrence General Hospital security guard has been arrested on charges of threatening to "wreak havoc" in the ...

Prisoners' security not duty of hospital staff
Sunderland Echo, UK - Feb 13, 2008
By Tim Booler Hospital security staff are not always told when serving prisoners are brought in for treatment, NHS chiefs revealed today. ...

EMS ID cards go missing – CAO not concerned
Kawartha Media Group, Canada - Feb 13, 2008
The emergency department (staff) know them all and we have pretty tight security in that area. We take our own security very seriously and it will be even ...

Hospitals Find Increased Security Benefits through CCTV Systems
PRLog.Org (press release), Romania - Feb 12, 2008
CCTV and access control systems allow hospital security personnel to monitor individuals in these sensitive areas. A variety of criminal activities have ...

Doctor accused of sex assault on girl
East Anglian Daily Times, UK - Feb 11, 2008
When the sexual allegation came to light, Sandhu was suspended as a specialist registrar at the Gorleston hospital's accident and emergency department.

Hospital locked down as Mexican police official treated
Houston Chronicle, United States - Jan 24, 2008
Thursday morning, two uniformed police officers, one carrying what appeared to be a military-style rifle, stood outside the hospital's emergency room where ...
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Even the security guards aren’t safe in A&E at weekends
Galway Advertiser, Ireland - Jan 23, 2008
by mary O’connor The Health Service Executive West has been accused of putting the lives of sick patients at risk because of insufficient security at ...

Missoula's St. Patrick Hospital security under review after suicide
Great Falls Tribune, MT - Jan 19, 2008
MISSOULA (AP) — St. Patrick Hospital launched a review of its security measures after an 81-year-old patient shot himself while secluded in a private room. ...

Emergency Rooms in Critical Condition
HSToday (subscription), MD - Jan 16, 2008
WASHINGTON, DC, JANUARY 16, 2008 - The new study, “Waits To See An Emergency Department Physician: US Trends And Predictors, 1997-2004,” published in the ...

Taser use:
SunJournal.com (subscription), ME
Third use involved a suicidal man at Rumford hospital acting aggressive and throwing things around inside the emergency room. Suspect failed to comply with ...

Hospital Launches Landmark Emergency Medicine Project
Earthtimes, UK - Jan 10, 2008
Washington Hospital Center is a national leader in emergency preparedness and has spearheaded efforts to improve the National Capitol Region's ability to ...

ATTACKS ON HOSPITAL'S STAFF DOUBLE
Express & Echo, UK - Jan 10, 2008
The hospital police officer and head of security regularly advise front-line staff, including community midwives, physiotherapists and occupational ...

Abduction of newborn babies: 16 hospitals to get CCTV cameras
Daily Times, Pakistan - Jan 9, 2008
He said he had formed an inquiry committee headed by Health secretary Anwar Ahmad Khan to probe the recent abduction of newborn babies from Jinnah Hospital, ...

Small explosion in hospital parking lot
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA
... 933,
E. Pierce St. A member of the hospital security staff witnessed a bright flash of light from the area at around 8:10 pm He thought he smelled ...


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