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Alert System Protects Healthcare Staff from Violence

Originally posted in Security Magazine on March 14, 2022.

The Behavioral Wellness Center (BeWell) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania helps patients who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction and mental illness.

Healthcare workers are facing a rise in unprovoked attacks and violence, driving leadership to identify ways to protect staff. BeWell decided to search for a way to improve incident response and to deter the number of threats and assaults. The center, located in downtown Philadelphia, implemented a duress system from ROAR for Good to prevent workplace violence.

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