Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, increased stress and anxiety has only further exacerbated the problem of violence in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Through the Safer Hospitals Initiative, Connecticut hospitals have united to develop and implement strategies to create a culture of safety for patients and staff within each of the institutions. This initiative applies the power of high reliability principles to standardize approaches to combatting violence in microsystems and macrosystems throughout an organization. We will share the strategies that may be replicated in your organizations to keep individuals working in healthcare organizations safer by stopping violence before it begins.
Crowe, MBA, MS, Ellen; Schiessl, JD, Carl J.; and Cooper, MD, JD, Mary Reich, "Violence Has No Home in Healthcare" (2021). Population Health Leadership Series: PopTalk Webinars. Paper 30.