• Wed. May 22nd, 2024

Sutter Health Invests Millions in Enhanced Security after Workplace Violence Incident

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 28, 2024
California Regulators Probe Sutter Health for Undisclosed Assault on Psychiatry Staff Member

Workplace violence prevention plans rely heavily on the reporting of violent incidents, as stated by Comsti. These reports allow workers to stay informed and collaborate with their employers to address areas that need improvement.

Recently, advocates such as Golomb and her colleagues have been pushing for increased safety measures at Sutter Health facilities. They presented a petition to hospital management signed by over 100 psychiatry residents, fellows, and nurses. The petition outlined demands for 24/7 security presence in the inpatient psych unit and intensive care unit to ensure a safe working environment.

In response to these demands, Sutter Health has invested nearly $40 million in security enhancements for the unit where Golomb was attacked. Measures include the purchase of cameras, panic buttons, duress alarms, and secure doors. A security officer now patrols the area during the day to enhance safety measures.

Following the publication of Golomb’s story on March 8 by KQED, Sutter Health’s president and CEO, Warner Thomas, addressed hospital employees in an email titled “Keeping you safe from harm at work.” In this communication, he emphasized the organization’s commitment to prioritizing employee safety and ensuring a secure work environment.

By Samantha Nguyen

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