The video is chilling to anyone, but especially to nurses who can imagine being in exactly the same vulnerable position. A man’s brutal attack on unit nurses at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, MN, is putting the spotlight on violence in healthcare facilities and the potential harm facing the victims and the hospital.
The violent attack on nurses at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, MN, was caught on surveillance video that soon was released to the public. The images are disturbing, particularly because the staff members are so defenseless against their attacker. Read More
Providing insurance to employees for damages stemming from workplace violence can increase your facility’s MediCare Value-Based Purchasing Program Scores, says Rich Kosinski, president of Specialty Insurance Advisors (SIA) in North Andover, MA, which provides such coverage. Even a bonus is possible. Read More
The healthcare system involved in a false claims investigation prompted by a former employee blowing the whistle has settled the case. Dignity Health hospital system, based in San Francisco, has agreed to pay $37 million to settle the charges. Read More
What at first seemed the tragic but otherwise unremarkable death of an elderly woman, comedian Joan Rivers, has turned out to be entirely preventable and the result of serious malpractice, according to a federal report and malpractice attorneys. Read More
The risk of alarm fatigue prompted clinicians at Cincinnati (OH) Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) to institute processes that reduced cardiac monitoring alarms by 80%. These are the processes implemented at the hospital: Read More
A jury in Utah returned a verdict for $1.6 million in a wrongful death and medical malpractice action against Intermountain Healthcare, based in Salt Lake City, for fatally overdosing a patient with a cocktail of medications. Read More