Considering today’s unique circumstances, many security administrators were not ready for the unforeseen. Hospitals and long-term care institutions need to be well prepared for the inevitable. Regardless, whether the disaster is a pandemic event, terrorist attack, active assailant offense, workplace violence incident or a natural disaster, healthcare institution must to be ready to tackle any catastrophe event. The key to staying one step ahead is the continual assessment of the unforeseen and modifying existing emergency response plans. Implementing appropriate training to help keep hospital staff current and ready for future onslaughts. Disaster plans need to be reviewed and tested on a regular basis and programmatic enhancements enacted when necessary. It’s important that every security executive understand that detailed planning assists in quick, innovative action, helping to provide a safe and secure healthcare environment.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the importance of preparing for the unforeseen
  • Look at ways to assess for future unforeseen events
  • Formulate a response plan that effectively response to unpredicted events
  • Learn best practice in securing facilities during an emergent event

Bernard J. (Ben) Scaglione, CPP, CHPA, CHSP
Bernard J. (Ben) Scaglione, CPP, CHPA, CHSP, has 30 years of experience directing security services. He is author of the book Security Management for Healthcare: Proactive Event Prevention and Effective Resolution and host of the blog site, The Secure Hospital, providing information and resources to the healthcare security community. Ben has a master’s degree from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice and has served as a security director for more than 25 years in New York City area hospitals, including New York Presbyterian, Bellevue, and Atlantic Health System hospitals. Ben has served in multiple capacities for International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) over the past 10 years, including several councils, committees, and the IAHSS Board of Directors. He is past Chairman of the ASIS International Healthcare Council and past President of the New York City Metropolitan Healthcare Safety and Security Directors Association. Ben is a past columnist for Security Magazine and a frequent contributor to the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, Interboro Institute, New Jersey City University, and John Jay College Peace Officer Academy.