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Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa to make safety changes to ER

“We are seeing it more and more where we might be putting ourselves at risk.”

Posted: Oct 3, 2018 7:59 PM
Updated: Oct 4, 2018 7:54 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa- All kinds of public places have put an emphasis on safety in the past few years. Now, Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa will be adding safety precautions to the emergency department entrance to keep staff and patients safe.
Patti Peterson, the Director of the Emergency Department, said staff in the ER entrance will be put behind shatter-proof glass. They will also be limiting who comes through the ER entrance to patients and family only as well as making visitors wear IDs.
“We are seeing it more and more where we might be putting ourselves at risk,” said Peterson. “This will help us to be able to plan for any kind of things that we were not anticipating.”
All of the changes will go in to effect Monday.

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