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Chicago hospital uses safeguards to protect gang-related patients

Hospital Safety Insider, August 11, 2016

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Summertime in Chicago has brought a rise in gang-related shootings, and many hospitals are faced with treating the patients. According to a report from WFLD-TV, staff in the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital have been trying new tactics to keep patients from becoming targets of rival gang members looking for revenge.

Among other things such as metal detectors, the hospital has instituted a system of admitting patients under phony names (with the patient's permission), or using a password code system to make sure strangers can't phone in posing as a relative to get access to a patient's status, according to the report.

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