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San Antonio hospital security beefed up after employees attacked

Hospital Safety Insider, October 27, 2016

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A San Antonio hospital is beefing up security after several close calls involving employee safety in and around Baptist Medical Center in the downtown area, according to a report from WOAI-TV.

According to the report, two nurses and a physical therapist were attacked separately in the past 10 days.

An employee quoted in the report said on October 13, a physical therapist was standing in an elevator when a man brushed up against her; she fought back, slamming him against the wall. In other incidents, a nurse was walking to his car when a man attempted to stab him, but the weapon broke. Also, a nurse walking into work was reportedly chased by a man into the hospital; she ran into an elevator, and the doors closed before he could reach her.

San Antonio police have stepped up their patrols near the hospital, and the hospital itself posted extra security officers near entrances, the report said.

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