CHICAGO — Chicago-area hospitals are reviewing safety precautions after last month’s mass shooting that left four people, including the shooter, dead.
The Chicago Tribune reports that Amita Health and Advocate Aurora Health are among the hospitals planning to provide more in-person safety training and refreshers on policy.
Hospitals are also preparing to meet the requirements of a new law that goes into effect next year that requires violence-prevention training and other security measures.
Two state lawmakers are also reviving a push for a law that would require hospitals have metal detectors.
Chicago police say Juan Lopez fatally shot his ex-fiancee , Dr. Tamara O’Neal, in the parking lot of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center on Nov. 19. He then fatally shot a police officer and a first-year resident before he killed himself.
Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com