GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill.—Colleen Kucera, the newly appointed executive director of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, believes there’s “plenty of room for growth” in the organization as long as that growth is managed and structured.
YARMOUTH, Maine—The recent Johns Hopkins report on hospital shootings in the United States provides valuable information to bolster security programs, but it did a disservice by not discussing the importance of security training, says Bryan Warren, president of the Intern
YARMOUTH, Maine—Getting the security department to the table at the beginning of any construction or renovation project can be, depending on the business, a constant struggle for security managers. But having a well-documented set of best practices for how to integrate security into nascent design and architectural discussions is a powerful tool, which can demonstrate how including security early can reduce future risks and save money in the long run.
YARMOUTH, Maine—In November 2010, a prisoner in Santa Cruz, Calif., who’d been brought into a local hospital for an MRI scan, overpowered his female corrections officer, Tasered her with her own Taser, stole her gun, and escaped. The fugitive was later recaptured, but the incident was widely reported in the press and shined a spotlight on a major issue for hospital security directors: how to properly handle criminal patients and potential escape attempts.