Sutter Health Boosts Security after Violent Incident, Prioritizing Employee Safety for Patient Care

California regulators are probing Sutter Health for failure to report assault on psychiatric worker

Sutter Health has been investing in safety measures to protect its staff following a violent incident that occurred at the hospital. The attack on Dr. Golomb brought attention to the need for improved security, leading Sutter Health to invest nearly $40 million in enhancing security at the unit where the attack took place. Measures include the installation of cameras, panic buttons, duress alarms, and secured doors, as well as a security officer stationed in the unit during daytime hours.

Golomb and her colleagues have also advocated for increased safety measures at Sutter Health. They recently presented a petition to hospital management signed by over 100 psychiatry residents, fellows, and nurses. This petition called for a round-the-clock security presence in the inpatient psych unit and an intensive care unit, citing concerns about safety threatening the ability to provide high-quality care.

Comsti emphasized the importance of violent incident reports in preventing workplace violence. These reports allow workers to stay informed about what is happening and communicate with their employer about areas in need of improvement. It is crucial that organizations prioritize employee safety in order to provide quality care to patients.

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