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Published on June 27, 2019

Hospitals’ Dark Secret - The Roanoker

Comments from a recent Op-Ed piece by James B. Cole, CEO & President of Virginia Hospital Center, were featured in an article in The Roanoker on one of those most significant problems hospitals currently face -- violence on their premises:

“Many health care workers simply dismiss such events as a routine part of the job,” says James Cole, president of the Virginia Hospital Center, a 394-bed not-for-profit, teaching facility offering comprehensive health care in Arlington. “In a way, there is a certain nobility to that response from health care workers who prioritize the needs of distressed patients over personal concerns. However, prioritizing patients doesn’t mean we should ignore the physical and emotional well-being of health care workers who devote themselves to caring for patients in their hour of need.”

Read the article here