January 05, 2011 | | Comments 3
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Texas hospital enhances security system

The Scott & White Hospital-Llano (TX) replaced its outdated security system by purchasing a new one.

Along with a new security system for the hospital, Scott & White Hospital also purchased a cardiac monitoring system for Llano’s ambulances, reported The Llano County Journal.

The new $33,500 security system is being provided by McRoberts Security Technologies in New Jersey.

“We’re leap-frogging into the latest technology available,” Kevin Leeper, hospital CEO, said to The Llano County Journal.

What sort of security changes have you seen in hospitals? Let us know in our comment section.

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Erica Jordan About the Author: Erica is an Editorial Assistant and manages Infection Control Weekly Monitor and Hospital Safety Connection. She also blogs weekly for Stressed Out Nurses and Patient Safety.

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  1. What type of system did you purchase and what is the size of your Hospital?

  2. It’s the wild wild west ( In Iowa?)
    Effective Jan 1st anyone may carry and display a weapon in public with a sheriff’s permit. I know Iowa wasn’t the first state to make carrying a open weapon lawful but we could use some pointers. We have all the attorney general rulings and my CEO doesn’t want a test case on his hands when he posts a sign to keep weapons out.
    Short of having Dean Martin standing by a fence in front of our hospital making our folk hang em on the fence, we were discussing a modern day solution how to handle this.

    Our CEO decided to have our governing board establish procedure as owners for proper care of weapons on campus.
    We are talking about lockers similar to what law enforcement uses to secure weapons. I am sure we will have a learning curve with this here and I will try to post what we have learned.

  3. The article did not describe what they were getting! Is it enhanced cameras with zoom and pan? The ability to lock down all exterior doors from a central location? Biometric readers for securing doors? Metal detectors for the ED?

    All are great additions, however you still need trained individuals to make it all work. The best security feature I have seen continues to be the properly trained hospital employee in crisis prevention and de-escalation techniques.

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