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Paul Sarnese joins the podcast Security Heroes

The conversation with Paul covers everything from the miracles he's seen over his time in healthcare -- including an incident with 50 overdoses that he describes as "a scene out of a movie, the worst movie you can imagine" -- to his best practices in security consulting that have established him as an industry leader. In this episode, Paul will teach you: Why his consulting often focuses on workplace violence assessments How to adapt a security consultancy to healthcare's evidence-based practices Why security and workplace safety can be make or break for employees The three key parts of Paul's security consultancy assessments The top two financially efficient security wants for most healthcare organizations (#1 is weapons screening) How Paul's unconventional decision to deploy amnesty boxes supercharged a weapons screening system and changed industry best practices * How a trip to Walmart inspired an idea for healthcare security.

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Secured and Prepared Consulting's founder, Paul Sarnese, recently joined Martin Eli for an In the Boardroom interview for

In the interview, Sarnese emphasized our firm's commitment to empowering healthcare organizations by providing top-notch consulting services and innovative solutions.

Secured and Prepared Consulting's mission revolves around enhancing healthcare environments to thrive securely and resiliently. With a strong focus on compliance, risk mitigation, and preparedness, our firm offers a unique approach to workplace violence prevention (WPV) by evaluating all facets of the system, including security, infrastructure, clinical elements, and the voice of the customer.

Our services extend beyond healthcare, catering to houses of worship, schools, retail, corporate offices, and more. The team, boasting real-world healthcare experience, is well-equipped to address diverse challenges. Sarnese also highlighted the growing trend of merging physical and IT security, emphasizing the importance of collaboration.

Secured and Prepared Consulting stands as a reliable partner for organizations seeking to bolster their safety, security, emergency management, and regulatory compliance efforts. Their expertise helps clients reduce risks, improve staff satisfaction, and ensure a safer working environment. To read the interview in detail, visit securitysolutionswatch. To find out more about what services Secured and Prepared Consulting provides, click here.

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In recent years, the rise in gun violence has become a pervasive issue affecting communities across the nation. Shockingly, healthcare facilities have not been immune to this alarming trend. As stated by Secured and Prepared Consulting founder, Paul Sarnese, "Unfortunately, hospitals are not immune from the gun violence that is plaguing our nation. Hospitals must proactively identify their risks and implement the appropriate mitigation strategies to minimize the risk of violence."

Recent Workplace Violence Incident Highlights the Urgency

In a recent tragic event at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City, Indiana, a police officer and a suspect in a domestic dispute lost their lives in a gunfight. The incident serves as a somber reminder that healthcare facilities can become targets for violence, posing a significant threat to the safety of patients, staff, and the community.

According to the report, Sgt. Heather Glenn, a dedicated member of the Tell City Police Department, was investigating the domestic dispute when she encountered the suspect. Despite her efforts to use non-lethal force, the situation escalated, resulting in her losing her life. The incident highlights the need for healthcare facilities to have comprehensive security measures in place to prevent and respond effectively to such tragic events.

Proactive Risk Identification and Mitigation for Workplace Violence

Hospitals and healthcare facilities must take a proactive approach to identify potential risks and develop robust mitigation strategies. This includes a comprehensive assessment of security vulnerabilities, collaboration with law enforcement agencies, and implementing appropriate security measures tailored to the unique needs of each facility.

Secured and Prepared Consulting is at the forefront of healthcare security consulting, assisting hospitals in identifying vulnerabilities, developing effective security protocols, and training staff to respond to potential threats. Our team of experts understands the complex challenges faced by healthcare facilities and works closely with clients to create a safe and secure environment for all.

A Call to Action: Securing Healthcare Facilities

Secured and Prepared Consulting urges all healthcare facilities to prioritize security and take necessary steps to mitigate the risk of violence. By adopting a proactive mindset and implementing comprehensive security measures, hospitals can significantly reduce the likelihood of incidents and safeguard the well-being of patients and staff.

To learn more about securing your healthcare facility and protecting against potential threats, visit our website at Our team of professionals is ready to assist you in creating a safer environment for all those under your care. Remember, by staying informed and staying secure, we can work together to protect our healthcare facilities and ensure the safety of everyone involved.

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