Combatting Workplace Violence in Healthcare: Strategies from the Frontline

Hospitals are taking a more proactive approach to address the prevalence of workplace violence, re-strategizing their path forward and the often complex and diverse set of risks that impact staff and patient safety daily. In this webinar, Paul Sarnese, Assistant Vice President Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness at Virtua Health, will share innovative workplace violence prevention strategies and response best practices including:


  • Understanding risks and hazards before they happen
  • Key considerations for active shooter and mass casualty incidents
  • New mobile applications to keep mobile workers safe
  • Anticipating what’s next, preparing for the future

Featured Speaker

Paul M. Sarnese, MSE, MAS, CHPA, CAPM
Assistant Vice President of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness
Virtua Health

Paul M. Sarnese is the Assistant Vice President of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness for Virtua Health serving southern New Jersey.

Paul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice form Rowan University, a Master’s Degree in Safety Engineering from Warren University and a Master’s in Administrative Science from Farleigh Dickinson University.

Paul has been published in Campus Safety Magazine, govCIO Outlook, Total Security Advisor, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Security Management Magazine, Journal of Emergency Nursing, HcPro, Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, and Hospital Safety and Security Management.

In 2020, Paul was presented with the Russell L. Colling Literary Award from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety for making a significant contribution to the healthcare security, safety, and/or risk management professions.

Paul is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator and a Certified Associate Project Manager.

Paul is currently the Immediate President for the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.

Paul was recognized as the 2022 Campus Safety-Healthcare Security Director of the Year.

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