Dave Corbin, CPP, CHPA, former director of Facilities, Engineering, Public Safety and Parking at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, began at BWH this week as director of Security.
“With 16 years of health care security leadership experience in the Partners HealthCare system, including BWH and BWFH, Dave will build upon our strong foundation to position the Brigham at the forefront of national health care security,” said John Pierro, senior vice president of Facilities and Operations. “He is focused on training and prevention and brings expertise in special response teams and workplace violence issues.”
During Corbin’s five years at NWH, and in his prior role as director of Police, Security, Safety and Parking at BWFH, he made transformational changes to enhance security. He established multidisciplinary workplace violence subcommittees and created active shooter policies, procedures and training programs. He also co-founded and continues to lead the Partners HealthCare Special Response Team, a group of cross-trained security officers from across the system who can respond to high-risk incidents at any Partners hospital.
Corbin earned his master’s degree in criminal justice from Northeastern University and his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Roger Williams University.
Corbin, who consults nationally on health care security, is honored to return to BWH and describes this opportunity as “the pinnacle” of his career. He credits outgoing director of Security and Parking Robert Chicarello, who retires this month, with giving him a start in healthcare security. Corbin’s prior work with BWH Security included the roles of investigator, supervisor, and training and special projects manager.
“Dave is deeply committed to ensuring that we provide the safest possible environment for our employees, patients and visitors – one of our highest priorities at BWH,” said Pierro.