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Hospitals Against Violence: June 2, 2023

The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) encourages all to take part on June 2, 2023, for #HAVhope Friday a National Day of Awareness to end violence.

#HAVhope is a National Day of Awareness to highlight how America’s hospitals and health systems combat violence in their workplaces and communities. On June 2, the seventh annual Hospitals Against Violence #HAVhope Friday hospitals and health systems continue working toward partnerships, innovations, and creative thinking to foster peace and make a safer environment for workers and patients.

Hospital and Health system leadership can create the framework for a safe workplace and community. Leadership should push for greater data collection, collective accountability, and ongoing education and training. With this approach, we can achieve the four pillars necessary for implementing a comprehensive violence mitigation strategy: trauma support, violence intervention, culture of safety and mitigating risk.

Consider the following:

  • Trauma Support – Enable pathways to recognize physical and non-physical trauma, recover, build resiliency, and avoid re-traumatization.
  • Culture of Safety – Prioritize physical and psychological safety of the workforce, patients, families and communities.
  • Violence Intervention – Collaborate with community partners, hospital-based programs and others to prevent ongoing or future violent incidents.
  • Mitigate Risk – Assess potential risks and work together to reduce risks and improve the environment.

Join SDAHO on Tuesday May 30, for the webinar: Workplace Violence Prevention and Response Strategies, presented by Ron Camacho, Owner, Camacho Consulting. Ron Camacho is an accomplished law enforcement executive with 27 years of experience and currently serves as the Chief of the Chambersburg Police Department. In addition, he is a nationally published author with articles covering the topics of police leadership, team building, and overcoming ego-related issues. There are 3 objectives to the webinar:

  • Introduce ideas to improve workplace violence prevention and response.
  • Learn how to develop employee and community “Buy In” to improve the workplace violence programs.
  • Demonstrate how innovative training can make a healthcare facility safer.

To learn more about his upcoming webinar, click here.

To learn more about the AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative, visit aha.org/hospitals-against-violence.

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