The process of safeguarding medical facilities is a delicate balance between ensuring certain areas are physically secure and maintain a welcoming, healing environment for patients, visitors, and staff. The best security plans combine cutting-edge technologies, staff training and a compassionate attitude. New security technologies encompassing access control, visitor management, video surveillance and mobile alerts are being implemented in medical buildings to promote safety and mitigate risks.
BOMA’s Medical Building Special Interest Group has assembled a panel of industry-representatives to discuss some of the enhancements they have put in place to help adjust to the new environment faced in medical office facilities.
David Baeder – Manager of CoE Notifications with Siemens Building Technologies
Commander Ryan O’Neill – Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office
Andrew Peterson – Innovation Consultant, Allina Health Corporate Security
Matthew Torola – Director of Facilities Plant Operations, M Health Fairview, University of Minnesota Medical Center