Hospital Security and Public Safety

About Hospital Security and Public Safety

Hospital and public safety pose unique challenges. Organizations must balance an open campus environment with the safety needs of their patients, employees and other assets.

HASC works to strengthen hospital preparedness and responses to public safety threats. The association produced the standardized safety codes widely adapted by California hospitals and pursues legislation to help protect the care environment. This page includes information and resources to help you manage risk and keep your facility safe.

AHA Urges Action Following Cyberattack

As the cyberattack on Change Healthcare continues impacting the health care system, the American Hospital Association (AHA) is urging hospitals and other providers to contact Congress for help in minimizing damage. The attack has disrupted Change Healthcare’s claims processing and pharmacy services, markedly impacting hospitals and health systems. On March 4, AHA sent a letter […]

Hospital Workplace Violence Regional Roundtables

Please note: Registration is currently full for both roundtables. If you’d like to join the waitlist, please use one of the buttons below to register. You‘ll see an option to join the waitlist. If you signed up but can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible so that others can register. […]

Helping Hospitals Prevent Wildfire Risks

As Californians continue sweltering in record-breaking summer heat, we must remind ourselves of the potential dangers when temperatures soar, including increased risk of wildfires and power outages. In the past few weeks, Riverside County experienced a series of wildfires, which were primarily fueled by dry brush. These fires started on July 14, and the most […]

Safety Briefing Now Part of Joint Commission Surveys

Effective Jan. 1, The Joint Commission will add a safety briefing to all accreditation surveys and certification and verification reviews. The informal briefing, which should take five minutes or less, allows organizations to communicate with on-site surveyors and reviewers regarding any potential safety concerns and how the surveyors/reviewers should respond if the organizations’ safety plans […]