Creating a Workplace Violence Prevention Program: Oct. 23

Time: 10:00 AM


Virtual - 10-11:30 a.m.


This program is complimentary for IHA-member hospitals or health systems.

The webinar will be recorded and made available to all registrants following the program.

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How can you safeguard hospital staff, patients and visitors from physical violence and verbal assault? At the top of the list: implementing strategies that help identify potentially aggressive or violent behavior before it escalates, and building capabilities for an effective response to these incidents. IHA’s Safety and Emergency Preparedness lead Keneatha Johnson will showcase the violence prevention and safety efforts of Illinois hospitals and health systems that have developed and implemented strategies to enhance workplace safety.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss components of a workplace violence prevention committee and a workplace violence prevention program.

  • Describe insights and techniques to create a safer and more secure working environment.

  • Outline other resources to help create a culture of safety within your organization.

Who Should Attend

Those responsible for safety and workplace violence prevention programs within the hospital, which may include the following:

  • Clinical educators

  • Quality improvement

  • Risk management

  • Emergency department leads

  • Emergency preparedness

  • Operations

  • Security

  • Hospital administration


Anthony A. Bucki, DNP, MSN, RN
Director of Emergency Services, Morris Hospital
Bucki has over 30 years of extensive emergency nursing experience. He began his career as clinical operations manager at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was responsible for daily operations of the emergency department (ED) and worked as an ED nurse. Bucki then became interim ED director at UChicago Medicine. He is currently the director of emergency services for Morris Hospital. Since 1995, Bucki has been a part of the Emergency Nurses Association as state director for the Illinois ENCARE Program, overseeing programs on injury prevention.

Rachel Kelley, MHA, BSN, CHCM-HC
Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President Patient Care Services, Horizon Health
With 35 years of healthcare experience—including 28 years as a nurse—Kelley is committed to advancing organizational and patient care strategies, along with key initiatives of staff retention and recruitment, while ensuring optimal patient experience, a culture of safety and quality outcomes. She founded the Wabash Valley Nursing Honor Guard to honor the memory of local fallen nursing professionals. Kelley has also been recognized for developing and implementing a retention toolkit, which reduced turnover on a Nurse Rapid Response Team from 49% to 9% in 11 months.

Keith G. McGlen, CPP, CHPA
Vice President, Security and Emergency Management, Carle Health
McGlen brings nearly 30 years of safety and emergency management experience leading security efforts at some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. He has supported clinicians through introducing effective technology, instilling a corporate security vision, managing risk and developing processes to improve safety responsiveness. McGlen was previously Vice President of Security Services at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital; Associate Vice President of System Security Services at Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston; and Director of Security, Parking and Transportation Services at Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C.

Keneatha Johnson, MPH
IHA Senior Director, Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Johnson has extensive experience over more than 12 years in public and private health and compliance environments. Her responsibilities at IHA include supervising preparedness activities at the state level. Johnson has recently played a crucial role in co-leading the IHA’s pandemic response while managing over $10 million in federal grant funding through the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response. She excels at leading small teams that support healthcare preparedness efforts at the local, state, regional and national levels.