Protecting Healthcare Workers: Sutter Health’s Investment in Enhanced Security Measures Following Violent Incident Report

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

Comsti emphasized the importance of violent incident reports in successful workplace violence prevention plans. These reports allow workers to stay informed about what is happening and to communicate with their employer about areas in need of improvement.

Sutter Health has invested nearly $40 million in enhancing security for the unit where Golomb was attacked. Measures include the installation of cameras, panic buttons, duress alarms, and secured doors. Additionally, a security officer is now stationed in the unit during daytime hours. This follows a petition signed by over 100 psychiatry residents, fellows, and nurses calling 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.

Following the publication of Golomb’s story, Sutter Health’s president and CEO, Warner Thomas, sent an email to hospital employees titled “Keeping you safe from harm at work,” indicating a commitment from the organization to prioritize the safety and well-being of its staff.

Comsti emphasized the importance of violent incident reports in successful workplace violence prevention plans. These reports allow workers to stay informed about what is happening and to communicate with their employer about areas in need of improvement. Sutter Health has invested nearly $40 million in enhancing security for the unit where Golomb was attacked. Measures…

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