CMOs: Violence on the rise in healthcare | Police, Emergency & Courts

The Western Pennsylvania Regional CMO (Chief Medical Officer) Consortium said last week that healthcare-related violence is on the rise — with more reports of threats, physical interactions (including one at Indiana Regional Medical Center), weapon brandishing and damage to providers or others .

“We understand the frustrations that violence generates, but aggressive words or actions impair the ability to safely provide the care everyone deserves,” the consortium wrote. “As leaders for the people dedicated to your care, we ask again that you never choose, use or condone extreme language, threats, unsolicited physical contact, weapons of any form, or other intimidation while in a healthcare facility .”