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Louisiana Hospital Increasing Security Due to Increased Violence


By Cathy Jakicic Security
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Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, La., have added 13 new in-house security officers due to a national rise in violence against healthcare workers, according to Business Report.

The 13 new security officers will provide 24-hour coverage and will be in addition to existing contracted security staff positioned at entrances, visitor check-ins and on patrol. 

The hospital is also contracting with a former Baton Rouge police chief and investigator for the state Inspector General’s Office to work on its security measures. 

The hospital is also conducting employee training and implementing a lockdown system for patient care areas. 

Cathryn Jakicic is healthcare industries editor of FacilitiesNet.com. For more information on hospital campuses and other medical facilities, click here.

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