Ashland, Ky. — KDMC's Safety and Security Team is
attracting attention. The International Association for Security and Safety
(IAHSS) has recognized the team with the prestigious Department of Distinction
Award. KDMC is one of only 16 medical centers in the world to receive this
award from the IAHSS as a Program of Distinction.
recognizes security and safety departments within healthcare facilities that
have achieved and maintained a minimum percentage of IAHSS certified security
personnel. The criteria focuses on the competencies of the facility's security
officers, safety officers and director as measured through individual
In addition to
the international award from the IAHSS, KDMC's Security team was recognized
nationally in the November 2011 issue of Security Magazine, which ranked them
54th in the top 500 hospital security departments in the nation.
very proud of my team," said Scott Hill, director Safety and Security."They
have invested many hours in their training and certifications."
provides many services to aid and protect customers and staff including:
* 500 on-campus
* Frequent vehicle,
bicycle and foot patrols
trained and well-equipped, including non-violent crisis intervention training,
tasers and pepper spray
call boxes available in parking lots
provided by calling (606) 408-4487 (or ext. 4487).
security officers are professional, well-trained, well-equipped and customer
focused," said Hill.
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