The safety and security team at King’s Daughters Medical Center received national recognition for the third year in a row in the November issue of Security Magazine. The publication ranked KDMC’s security program 39th of the 81 healthcare security departments that made the magazine’s list of the Top 500 in the Nation.
Each year, Security Magazine selects the Top 500 Security Programs in the U.S. from 18 industries including healthcare, transportation, utilities, manufacturing, hospitality and energy. Security programs are then ranked specific to the industry.
“We are proud to say that we have moved up each year in our ranking,” said Scott Hill, Safety and Security director. “And, we are the only Kentucky hospital security program to make the list.”
KDMC’s security department is one of only 22 hospital security programs in the world accredited by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, Hill added.
KDMC Security provides many services to aid and protect customers and staff including:
• Officers on-duty 24/7
• 700 on-campus security cameras
• Frequent vehicle, bicycle and foot patrols
• Offers trained and well-equipped, including non-violent crisis intervention training, tasers and pepper spray
• Emergency call boxes available in parking lots
“The credit belongs to our Security team members who invest many hours in their training and certifications,” said Scott . “They are professionals who strive to the best of their ability to serve the medical center and its customers every day.”