Safety & Security Corner
BWH recently welcomed back its Bike Patrol service—a weekday patrol that addresses a variety of issues outside and around campus, including security, parking, directional issues and smoking. The campus will be monitored by Security officer Sean Doolan, who aced the police exam and is waiting to begin the next State Police Academy class.
Additionally, BWH has hired a nationally-respected health care security consultant to assess its existing security program as part of a detailed review of the events of Jan. 20. The firm, Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc., will be on-site the week of June 8.
During the on-site review, consultants will focus on physical campus security, policies and practices, workplace violence and threat management education, as well as staff engagement. The review will be conducted on the main campus, with visits to BWFH, 850 Boylston St., Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center and Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough.
The consultant will also provide a framework of security for all distributed campus locations, with best practices for each type of building, such as a stand-alone practice, an office building or a health center. BWH leadership will then determine how best to implement the findings of the evaluation to all sites throughout our distributed campus.
“Thank you for your commitment to hospital safety and security,” said Ron M. Walls, MD, BWHC executive vice president and chief operating officer. “When everyone is vigilant, we have a force of 17,000 people helping to ensure that BWH is a safe and secure place for everyone we serve.”
Employees are encouraged to always speak up about any concerns by telling a manager, calling Security at 617-732-6565 or emailing BWHSafety@partners.org.
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