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Health care workers often face threats, abuse

Mail Tribune focuses on efforts by Asante and others to stop abuse of health care professionals.

Karey Westbrook, who co-leads Asante’s Workplace Violence Prevention Program, and Jennifer Nidalmia, resilience coordinator, spoke to the Mail Tribune about curbing abuse in health care facilities. (Photo by Andy Atkinson/Mail Tribune)

When Laura Magstadt was putting herself through nursing school by working as a certified nursing assistant, she was punched and hit by patients.

Violence against health care workers has long been considered part of the job.

Asante is working to change that at its clinics and hospitals in Medford, Ashland and Grants Pass. The regional Providence health care system is tackling the problem as well, including at Providence Medford Medical Center.

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