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Safety and Security Solutions in Rural Healthcare Settings

Small, rural hospitals experience the same type of violent events as large, urban hospitals. While the frequency of events may be less, contributors to violence such as substance abuse, gang presence, human trafficking, elders with dementia, untreated behavioral health, and domestic and civil unrest are present in small, rural areas of Tennessee just as they are in urban areas, and impact hospitals that may have limited resources for prevention and response.

In light of this observation, Tennessee Hospital Association invited a panel of Compliance One Group's safety and security experts to provide recommendations on workplace violence strategies in the small, rural setting.