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. With this in mind, it becomes increasingly essential
for healthcare providers to offer state-of-the-art security to protect their patients, visitors, and staff as well
as providing protection for the facility from increased 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 on its
premises, and that it has an obligation to make its premises reasonably safe.
Post infant abduction 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.