Resources for Healthcare
Staying up-to-date on the latest trends and compliance regulations facing healthcare professionals can seem like a full time job. This collection of white papers & articles provides a quick snapshot of some of the most relevant information in the healthcare industry today.
What Security Directors in Hospitals and Other Healthcare Settings Need to Know About the Clery Act
This whitepaper will identify some of the more foundational Clery compliance issues pertaining to institutions of higher education and their affiliated healthcare facilities so that security directors in hospitals and other healthcare settings can understand these requirements and work with appropriate administrators from the college or university to ensure institutional compliance with this federal law.
4 Questions Implementing Access Control For Campuses
Access control solutions of all types, including card and biometric access management systems, locks and door hardware, are installed in educational and healthcare facilities at a record pace. Additionally, nearly three out of four hospitals have purchased visitor management systems and/or secure front entrances or are considering doing so. This white paper addresses the four questions institutions of higher education and hospitals should ask when implementing a campus access control program.
One Healthcare System Takes the Path Less Traveled
As you know, integrating a VMS system into your facilities is no small task– and moving from a centralized server to a decentralized one can be even more complicated. Chief Mickey Watson, Director of Public Safety for Sarasota County Public Hospital District, recently faced these challenges at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. In this new white paper, Mickey offers his candid perspectives on the unique issues he encountered during this process, as well general advice for any hospital system seeking to improve their security systems.
How Your Hospital Security Department Can Deliver Top-Notch Internal Customer Service
Some hospital security professionals believe that the term “customer service” only applies to individuals outside of their organization, such as patients, family members and visitors. However, there are a whole host of stakeholders inside a healthcare organization that public safety and security departments must also serve.
Understanding the Security Complexities of University Based Medical Centers
Hospitals that are based on university campuses face a wide variety of security and public safety challenges in addition to the security challenges universities normally face involving athletic events, residence halls, research labs, retail and dining establishments, Clery and Title IX compliance, and more. This article reviews practices that will ensure your hospital on a university campus gets the protective measures it needs.
Behavioral Health in the ED
There are certain risks involved when Behavioral Health Patients are admitted into any Emergency Department. Recently, the number of Behavioral Health patient admissions have been increasing dramatically in ED's, and that number is not expected to come back down any time soon. Learn more about the varying unique complications involved when treating Behavioral Health patients through the ED, and the best ways to mitigate those risks.
10 Tips for Enhancing Infant Security
Since 1983, nearly half of all infants reported missing were abducted from healthcare facilities; so it comes as no surprise that protecting the infants and mothers in your care is of critical importance. Since mothers have very short stays in the hospital after delivery, they typically do not have a sufficient opportunity to get to know your staff, procedures, and policies. Because of this, hospitals tend to become prime targets for child abductors. In this recent article, we've outlined 10 key best practices you can implement to ensure your facility provides the utmost protection for your patients.
Lakeland Regional Health Receives Award-winning Security System
Lakeland Regional Health (LRH) was looking for state-of-the-art security technology for its 851-bed Medical Center and other campuses. STANLEY leveraged our expertise to design a solution for Lakeland that not only met their needs, but accomplished more within Lakeland's budget. Check out the full article from Security Sales and Integration magazine to learn more about how we employed our customer-centric approach to design the right fit for Lakeland Regional Health's needs.
Evaluating Your Campus Safety and Security Program
As a security professional for a campus setting, assuming regular responsibility for the organization’s existing security measures and procedures helps to ensure that a safe healthcare campus environment is in place and functional for everyone involved. This article discusses the guidelines to ensure that your protocols (policies, procedures, and standards) for your campus safety program are current. It is essential that they are reviewed annually to accommodate or enhance a changing and growing environment. We’ve also outlined various security solutions generally found on a typical healthcare campus and outlined key considerations when going through the evaluation process.
Tips & Best Practices to Pass Your Next Joint Commission Audit
No one looks forward to an audit. They can be stressful, time-consuming, and ultimately take your focus away from what's most important: your patients. However, Joint Commission audits are an inevitable necessity, so it is critically important that your facility is prepared at all times. To help, we've developed a short article of tips and tricks that will help guide your preparation efforts and pass your next Joint Commission audit with ease.