This past week, 12 new panic buttons were installed on inpatient units that requested them. BWH now has more than 300 panic buttons in various locations for use in a situation that requires an immediate response from Security.
If you believe that your location needs a panic button, please talk with your manager or director and ask them to be in touch with BWH Security for an evaluation.
If you have a question, concern or suggestion related to hospital safety and security, please talk with your manager or supervisor or write to BWHSafety@partners.org. This email address was established two weeks ago to provide staff with a central place to share concerns, such as the need for additional panic buttons, and receive a response.
“When everyone is vigilant and speaks up about safety, we have a force of 17,000 people helping to ensure that BWH is a safe and secure place for all who come through our doors,” said Ron M. Walls, MD, BWHC executive vice president and chief operating officer.