Navigation Links
New Survey Identifies Specialized Training and Respect for Culture as Key Factors in Healthcare Security Personnel Selection
Date:8/10/2009

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The unique circumstances and institutional cultural issues found in healthcare facilities play a major role in decisions regarding security staffing, according to a recent survey of hospital executives conducted by AlliedBarton Security Services (AlliedBarton.com/Healthcare).

While quality of service, professionalism and cost were cited as important factors in staffing decisions, respondents overwhelmingly agreed that security personnel must understand the cultural sensitivities and security challenges specific to a hospital setting.

"Without exception, leaders told us that culture is king when it comes to staffing the hospital security function," said Ken Bukowski, vice president of AlliedBarton's healthcare division. "Security personnel not only must respect the hospital's mission and values but also understand the delicate balance between having a 'servant's heart' when interacting with patients and visitors and being able to quickly and effectively secure the hospital in the event of disruption or violence."

The survey, which included in-depth interviews with senior level administrators at 22 organizations representing 190 acute care and specialty hospitals across the country, also underscored the importance of specialized training. In addition to understanding HIPAA and other healthcare regulations, administrators believe security personnel should receive training to de-escalate common hospital incidents and protect vulnerable populations including infants and behavioral health patients.

Approximately half of all respondents manage their security force as an internal department while the remainder outsource all or part of the function. The most common areas of concern include emergency department violence, domestic violence and vehicle break-ins or auto theft in parking areas.

"From the constant flow of patients and visitors to hectic emergency departments and an increase in new regulations, today's hospitals face more challenges than ever before," said Bukowski. "These findings affirm our long-held belief that security concerns for healthcare institutions are unlike any other market segment we serve. Our specialized healthcare offering including market-specific training helps prepare our security officers and managers for this unique environment."

AlliedBarton Security Services is the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel to many industries including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, chemical/petrochemical, government, manufacturing and distribution, financial, and shopping centers and malls. Responsive, customer-focused security officers and managers at our client sites are supported by award-winning national resources developed from over 50 years of security experience. Our more than 50,000 employees and 100 offices service a client base of several thousand which includes approximately 200 Fortune 500 companies across the country. AlliedBarton was the first security services company selected as one of Training magazine's Top 125 training companies and has been on the list for four consecutive years. For more information call 1-866-825-5433 or visit www.AlliedBarton.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE AlliedBarton Security Services
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Latest Holiday Migraine Survey Results Published
2. Cooper University Hospital Reduces Costs and Enhances Patient Care with IP Telephony and Wireless Site Survey
3. Photo: New Survey Results Show Most Moms Are Aware Their Pre-teens and Teens Need Vaccines
4. Largest Survey of Its Kind Finds That People With Psoriasis Are at Risk for Other Medical Conditions
5. Surveyed Physicians Will Treat Over 50 Percent of Hepatitis C Genotype 1-Infected Patients With the Protease Inhibitor Telaprevir
6. Survey Compares Aussie and English Barbeque Attitudes
7. Consumer Reports Survey: HMOs Beat PPOs on Cost, Customer Support and Billing Services
8. PracticeMatch Releases Results of Recent State of the Industry Survey of Physician Recruiters
9. Recently Released Data from the National Survey of Childrens Health Reports That Autism Now Affects 1% of Children and is More Common Than Childrens Cancer, Diabetes, and AIDS Combined.
10. Nurses Choose Exergen TemporalScanner(TM) Thermometer as Most Valuable Product in Annual Industry Survey
11. New survey report: Primary care emphasis included in workplace wellness programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now ... and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings ... The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures ... Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle ... chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of ... Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, ... and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their ... to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at ... Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems ... "Company"), which develops, markets and sells medical devices and ... , signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply ... Supply Chain") on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s ... strategic cooperation agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Mass. , June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, ... pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that ... Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set of ... "This is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," ... will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in developing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing the ... the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes such ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure on ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: