Security Industry Association Launches Health Care Security Interest Group

The group includes representatives of end-user organizations and SIA member companies.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced the launch of the SIA Health Care Security Interest Group to help address challenges related to security issues in hospitals and other health care settings.

The group includes representatives of end-user organizations and SIA member companies. According to its charter, the group “was created to provide resources that will enhance security in health care environments, particularly through the use of technology.” It is chaired by Jim Stankevich, global manager for health care security at Tyco Security Products, and co-chaired by Bonnie Michelman, director of police, security and outside services at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners Health Care.

“We have a great group of people with a vast amount of knowledge and experience in health care security,” Stankevich said. “I think we can make a significant contribution to helping ensure the security of hospital patients, staff and visitors.”

Michelman also spoke highly of the group’s potential: “I’ve worked with several of the members on many projects, and I’m looking forward to helping this group become a highly regarded source of information and analysis on the issues that my hospital and others face every day.”

Other group members include:

  • Steven Bourg, Memorial Hermann Health System
  • Marilyn Collins, ASSA ABLOY
  • Jim Crumbley, Risk Response Team
  • Lauris Freidenfelds, Rush University Medical Center
  • Mark Hardtke, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
  • James Kendig, The Joing Commision
  • Scott Lord, All Systems
  • Kyle Parker, Arecont Vision
  • Anne Rogers, PMTech-Pro
  • Ben Scaglione, G4S
  • Shelia Stromberg, HID Global
  • Bryan Warren, Carolinas Health Care System
  • Stephen White, Doylestown Hospital

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