Prospective patients and families are increasingly evaluating hospitals, not only for the quality of care the
hospital provides, but now, more than ever, hospitals are being evaluated on the level of protection provided
the patient and their love ones during their hospital stay. It is becoming increasingly essential
for healthcare providers to offer state-of-the-art security to protect their patients, visitors, and staff - thus providing
a level of protection for the facility from the ever-increasing cost of litigation.
Hospital employees are frequently placed in positions of significant risk because the population is largely female,
the work is performed 24 hours a day, and the employees enter and exit the facility at all times of the day and night.
Should an incident occur, it will usually be alleged that the hospital knew, or should have known of the risks in its Emergency
Department and esleware on its premises, and that it has an obligation to make its premises reasonably safe.
Post-event assistance is available from SAI for facilities that are victims of security Sentinel Events.
The Root Cause Analysis is reviewed and evaluated to identify mitigating factors that may reduce a hospitalís potential liability.
SAI's consultants are proven to be tireless advocates for our client hospitals. Jeff Aldridge, CEO, SAI has provided
expert witness testamony for defendant hospitals in several high-profile court cases.