Statewide association recognizes Tidelands Health for efforts to address health care workplace violence
Tidelands Health’s efforts to address health care workplace violence have been recognized as a best practice by the South Carolina Hospital Association.
The association featured the health system in an article published this week and shared with health care leaders across the state.
“Standing tall for hospital workers: Tidelands Health takes pride in its proactive stance toward health care workplace violence” highlights some of the health system’s strategies to raise awareness of the issue and deter violent incidents from occurring.
Preventing workplace violence in the health care setting is a priority at Tidelands Health. The health system, the largest health care provider in the region, has developed a comprehensive strategy to address the issue, including robust security protocols, enhanced staff education and ongoing communication with team members, the community and elected officials.
“Health care workers are four times more likely than their counterparts in other industries to suffer serious workplace violence,” said Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Tidelands Health. “Our commitment to this urgent issue is ongoing. We will continue to invest the time and money necessary to reduce the threat of violence in our facilities.”
In addition to their local efforts, Tidelands Health leaders traveled to Columbia in May to support enhanced penalties for people who commit violence against health care workers.
Click here to read the full story by the South Carolina Hospital Association.