Allen Hospital is a 204-bed, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Cedar Valley in northeast Iowa. It is an affiliate hospital of UnityPoint Health, which cares for one of every three patients in Iowa. Allen Hospital is the busiest hospital in the Cedar Valley and cares for more inpatients, outpatients, emergency patients and cardiac patients than any other hospital in the 10-county service area.
When the province of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Ministry of Labour collaborated on a Workplace Violence Prevention strategy, they provided healthcare organizations with guidance to implement a solution to help safeguard staff.
When a person undergoes surgery, it can be stressful not only for the patient, but for their family and friends too. Patients' loved ones want information from the operating room as soon as possible to know everything is okay. Waiting and wondering can be difficult.