Ask ECRI: Mitigating Safety Risks in Parking Facilities

January 19, 2023 | Health System Risk Management


A​ member recently asked for resources regarding best practices for hospital parking facilities to prevent violent or criminal events, including instances of self-harm or even suicide. In our response we provide strategies and resources related to mitigating security and safety issues in parking facilities.

​​​Parking lots are a common security concern for hospitals. Several factors can contribute to the risk in these locations; for example, parking areas may be dark, may offer many hiding places, and may be deserted at certain hours. ...

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