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Detroit Hospital Fined for Inadequate Security

By Cathryn Jakicic Health Care Facilities

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited high rates of workplace violence and inadequate security measures at Detroit Receiving Hospital when levying a $5,000 fine, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.

The agency's report outlined security shortfalls at the hospital and made recommendations for improving staff and patient safety.

State investigators included recommendations for the hospital that included enhancing the Workplace Violence Prevention Program and a two-officer minimum staffing level at all high-risk areas of the institution.

A hospital official said officers often focus on recovering missing property at the expense of watching for violent behavior.

Read the article.

This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor,




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