Focus: Security

Hospitals reviewing security after Bronx shooting

July 12, 2017

Hospitals are reviewing and enhancing their security procedures after a shooting last week at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center that resulted in the death of one doctor and injuries to six other people, according to an article on the Crain's New York website.

"Security directors have to walk that balance between remaining an open and inviting place but also maintaining the safety and security of anyone in the building," Jenna Mandel-Ricci, vice president of regulatory and professional affairs at the Greater New York Hospital Association, said in the article. "This is the day you hope never comes to your hospital."

A Bronx-Lebanon spokesman said the security in place was proper and appropriate. "But we are evaluating our security, and certainly we will be making refinements if needed. And we are working with the NYPD to review what happened."

The hospital is looking to hire a private security firm to evaluate different ways it can manage people who enter the facility, the spokesman said.

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