Workplace Violence in Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City - Resources Available to Faculty, Staff, and Students
Friday, June 30, a former physician colleague at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City killed a physician and critically wounded another physician, three medical students, and a gastrointestinal specialist, before killing himself. This act of workplace violence causes great concern for all of us, especially our colleagues who work at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Bayview Medical Center.
Johns Hopkins is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and secure environment for all faculty, staff, students, patients, and visitors. Safe at Hopkins is a resource available to all faculty, staff, and students to share concerns related to disruptive behavior, including workplace violence concerns. To report a concern, individuals may contact Safe at Hopkins by calling 443-997-7000 or submitting an online report. If you have concerns about your immediate physical safety or someone else’s, you should call Security or 911 immediately. Individuals are also encouraged to speak to their supervisor, human resources, student affairs, or dean’s office, as appropriate, to elevate concerns.
Events like this can cause many emotions such as anger, sadness, fear, confusion, despair, compassion, and hope. If you or someone you know needs support during this emotional time, please contact the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP) by calling 443-997-7000 or requesting an appointment online. After hours, masters-level professionals are on call.
Johns Hopkins understands that personal challenges can impact well-being and productivity. Managing the demands of even small life events can be more difficult when your time and energy are heavily committed. As a result, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and stressed.
To assist university faculty and staff and hospital and health system employees who face difficult times, we offer professional support, expertise, and resources to help you identify and manage challenging issues in healthy ways. Addressing the challenges you face can provide greater focus in your personal life, which will lead to greater productivity at work.
We can help you with:
- Stress and worry
- Unhealthy use of alcohol and/or drugs
- Life transitions
- Interpersonal relationships
- Work difficulties
- Performance and productivity
- Family and relationships
- Grief and loss
- Feeling down, overwhelmed, and tired
- Financial stress
Alert: Resources are available to help you cope with traumatic events.