MHA Member Forum Explored Workplace Safety Issues
Posted on May 31, 2018
To assist members in preparing for the possibility of violence occurring in their facilities, the MHA hosted a workplace safety member forum May 22. More than 80 people heard about the active shooter incident that occurred in 2017 at Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw, and the lessons the hospital staff learned in the areas of preparedness, resource allocation, incident management, communications and staff support.
Following the case study, experts in risk management and security from HSS, a leading safety provider in healthcare and aviation security, outlined a thorough risk assessment process, common deficiencies, and training that could be valuable. Members at the forum also showed their support for the American Hospital Association Hospitals Against Violence #HAVhope Friday campaign.
The MHA and the MHA Keystone Center will develop additional programming on physician, nurse and employee burnout and resiliency, particularly focusing on their effect on medical errors and patient and employee safety. Questions about the member forum and future offerings should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.
Photo Caption: The safety team at Covenant HealthCare, Saginaw, show their support for the Hospitals Against Violence #HAVhope Friday campaign of the American Hospital Association. Shown (left to right) are Director of Risk Management Tyler Danek, Risk Management Specialist Kristen Tomke, Safety Officer Angela Thornton and Vice President Patient Services/Chief Nursing Officer Beth Charlton.
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