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Rising violence shows hospitals should boost security, experts warn
Los Angeles Times

Hospitals have long been considered sacrosanct — places for healing and helping — but they are no longer immune to America’s increasing violence, experts say.

“Hospitals at one time were much like churches and schools, and were considered somewhat sacred,” said Bryan Warren, president-elect of the International Association of Healthcare Safety and Security. “Unfortunately, that’s not the case anymore. In this post-Columbine and post-Virginia Tech world, things can happen anywhere.”