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Violence at New Jersey hospital targeted

Hospital Safety Insider, May 19, 2016

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Additional police will be assigned at a Paramus, New Jersey hospital, and consultants will be hired to assess safety and patient care after a number of violent assaults at the hospital, according to a report from The Record of Bergen County.

According to the report, Bergen County officials also ordered a safety assessment of the entire 68-acre campus of the Bergen Regional Medical Center.

Investigators ordered the assessments after a May 15 report in The Record revealed hundreds of alleged assaults logged by county police in recent years, incidents reported from wards throughout the hospital. Among them, a six-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted, seniors in long-term care were reportedly hit, and fights broke out in detox units and in locked-down psychiatric wards. The paper's report was based on police reports and state and federal records and interviewing alleged victims.

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