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About Us

Our expert team brings over 30 years of industry experience, unparalleled knowledge, and unwavering dedication to safeguarding healthcare organizations.

Meet the Team

Clinical Nurse Specialist

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

"He needs to consult with every health system."

About the Founder

Paul M. Sarnese, the accomplished owner of Secured & Prepared Consulting, is a renowned expert in healthcare safety, security, and emergency management. With notable credentials as a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator and a Certified Associate Project Manager, Paul's dedication to excellence is evident throughout his extensive career. As the Past President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety, he has been at the forefront of shaping industry standards and best practices. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Paul was honored as the 2022 Campus Safety-Healthcare Security Director of the Year.

Paul's expertise extends beyond his professional achievements. He played a crucial role as a Technical Advisor to the Joint Commission in the development of Workplace Violence Prevention Standards, demonstrating his commitment to creating safer environments for healthcare professionals. With a comprehensive background directing safety, security, emergency management, and operations in large health systems, including his recent role as Assistant Vice President of Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness for a prominent New Jersey health system, Paul has consistently demonstrated his ability to lead and manage complex initiatives.

Equipped with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Rowan University, a Master's Degree in Safety Engineering from Warren University, and a Master's in Administrative Science from Farleigh Dickinson University, Paul possesses a diverse educational foundation that complements his practical expertise. His contributions have been widely recognized through his publications in esteemed journals such as Campus Safety Magazine, govCIO Outlook, Total Security Advisor, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Nursing, Security Management Magazine, HcPro, Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, and Hospital Safety and Security Management. In 2020, Paul's significant contribution to the healthcare security, safety, and risk management professions was honored with the prestigious Russell L. Colling Literary Award from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.Driven by his passion for improving safety and security in healthcare, Paul founded Secured & Prepared Consulting, aiming to provide unrivaled expertise and solutions to healthcare organizations. With his wealth of knowledge, industry recognition, and dedication to advancing the field, Paul continues to make a lasting impact on healthcare safety, security, and emergency management.

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