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Hospital and Healthcare Security, 6th Edition by Tony W York, Don MacAlister

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Chapter 26

A Primer for Healthcare Executives

Abstract

In this chapter, the target audience moves from the security practitioner to the healthcare executive. Providing a broad understanding of the security risks prevalent in the healthcare environment, the authors stated goal is to assist healthcare leaders make an informed decisions about how to reasonably protect their organization. Using rhetorical questions, emphasis is placed on how the security program should be designed to keep patients, visitors, and staff members safe and secure yet remain welcoming. This includes establishing security program objectives and customer service expectations; security reporting relationships and the desired security leadership characteristics; master planning ...

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