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3 Ways to Boost Hospital Security
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So far, 2015 has proven to be a violent year, with more than 300 known mass shootings as of this writing. Since January 1, there have been shootings on college campuses, in movie theaters, and in churches.

It probably comes as no surprise, but hospitals are not immune from violence. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 63% of all nonfatal assaults and violent acts in the workplace occur within the healthcare and social assistance industry.

Everyone in a hospital needs to be prepared for the worst, says Jason Berenstein, director of hospital security at Oakland Regional Hospital in Southfield, MI. “Unfortunately, it’s a sign of the times. We have to train hospital staff to be ready for anything,” he says.