Video: Violence at an NYC hospital

 Knowing hospital violence is getting worse may be discomfiting — but it’s easy to say “that only happens to other facilities.”  So here’s a more visceral way to take in the message.

In this video, a local television station offers a report on the escalating violence faced by New York City’s St. Barnabas Hospital.

Sure,  St. Barnabas is an urban hospital in the Bronx. And maybe the crime rate in its catchment area is higher than, say, a cushy suburban neighborhood.  But violent people are everywhere.

So, here way have another reminder to take action. What can hospitals do, today, to keep their facilities safe?

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Anne Zieger

Anne Zieger

Anne Zieger is a healthcare journalist who has written about the industry for 30 years. Her work has appeared in all of the leading healthcare industry publications, and she's served as editor in chief of several healthcare B2B sites.