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Healthcare Security and Safety Week

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  • Written By: Michelle Aliprantis, MBA Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications | PA Markets Roxborough, Suburban, and Lower Bucks Hospital
Healthcare Security and Safety Week

Healthcare Security and Safety Week

October 11th-17th 

The theme for Healthcare Security and Safety Week 2020 is "Heroes in Security and Safety" and recognizes the importance of security and safety in healthcare. The observance also acknowledges the strong commitment, diligence and care officers display in their practice and profession.

Security and safety at Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a comprehensive service that consists of a team of five women and 10 men, who help maintain a safe and secure workplace, providing anyone who enters the hospital with peace of mind.

The team is responsible for ensuring the security and safety of the hospital facility, personnel, patients, and public. The security team consists of hard-working, highly trained individuals who are often the hospital's first responders. They deter crime, lead evacuations, work closely with local law enforcement, and are constantly vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe.

“The main role of security at Roxborough Memorial Hospital is to prevent and handle any disturbance or breach in security, so that the hospital functioning can go on smoothly and without any disturbance,” said Wayne Boyd, Security Manager, Roxborough Memorial Hospital.

The hospital’s officers are all placed through tactical, verbal and defensive training. Members of the team also bring experience from outside roles such as corrections, law enforcement, and the military. Every member strives to better themselves so they may also better the environment they work in.

“All these are key factors that lead to the ultimate goal of creating a safe environment for patients, visitors and our staff,” Boyd noted.

“Patients and their families come to our hospital because we do absolutely everything in our power to provide them with a safe and comfortable environment,” Boyd added. “I am proud of our security team because we are a small department with a total of fifteen security officers who are here 24 hours-a-day, 365 days a year protecting anyone who enters the hospital.”