Health Care Security

Virginia Surveillance Force understands the security concerns at hospitals and health care facilities which preset a unique challange to the industry today. If you are a Hospital Administrator and are in need of trained security personnel? Then you have chosen the right company for your facility. Since your personal safety and security are very important to us, our security officers will patrol your hospital around the clock. Hospital security is a top concern, and Virginia Surveillance Force is ready to solve the problem.

Consider the variety of people who make up the typical hospital environment - patients, staff, vendors, physicians, visitors and even their enemies. Consider the place - many different rooms and spaces, high-value equipment, accessibility to drugs, many entrances and ease-of-movement around the building and premises. Consider a typical hospital - an open feeling, many managers, politics and autonomous physicians. It all adds up to a need for different approaches to security. The critical assets of a hospital - its people, property, information and reputation - must be protected with good security officers. The main threats in a hospital environment are theft, gang members, threats against patients or staff, and crimes of opportunity.

It is important for hospitals to develop a comprehensive Security Management Program to effectively support and maintain physical protection for patients, staff and visitors. The most common response to an adverse security event in a healthcare setting is: "We never thought it would happen here." How can a hospital ensure the safety of their patients and employees?

No security program, in any environment, can guarantee safety. Security programs are all about managing the probability of occurrence. Security programs must reasonably reduce the probability of criminal opportunism. Security is also a situational discipline. This means that security programs must fit the individuated needs of each hospital and no two security programs are, or should be, the same.

The only way to achieve these objectives is to conduct a complete security assessment of all hospital operations. The purpose of a security assessment is not to establish a ceiling for security remedies, but to rather establish the foundation on which to build upon for the foreseeable future. The only way to ensure an effective security and loss prevention program is to make sure that your security program is predicated on the unique set of identified needs of your hospital. This is the only means by which your security program can move from reactive to proactive. Typically hospital security assessments are and should be conducted by qualified healthcare security experts who also bring the perspective of objectivity to the task at hand.

Virginia Surveillance Force provides hospital security services throughout Virginia, Washington DC & Maryland. When it comes to protecting hospitals, Virginia Surveillance Force security officers are at the top of their class.

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