Every Security Officer I’ve ever met has mentioned how difficult it can be to get funding for additional security! It is a never-ending mission, to get the budget for a security program that will truly protect an organization.
Hospitals are no exception. They have suffered their own financial problems and because security is not seen as a ‘clinical’ or ‘patient care’ issue, it is easy to take money from security and put it somewhere else.
But there’s one sure way to get management’s attention for Security — having a security incident. And if you don’t have one at your organization, high profile security incidents at other facilities will all grab management’s attention.
In my Risk-Pro Security Incident Report today, a shooter killed four, wounded three, and then killed himself. What was unusual about this incident was that the shooter went to the Hospital Administrator’s house and shot the administrator dead, and then shot his wife, who was taken to a local hospital.
Most executives and administrators think about security as sort of an abstract concept, that doesn’t directly affect them. But it might, and by sending your management a copy of our Risk-Pro Incident Report, you’ll get their attention this time!
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