Southern Ohio Medical Center Enables Better Patient Care in Ohio by Prescribing Non-invasive Security Screening with Evolv
Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth Ohio were very close to rolling out a fleet of walkthrough metal detectors a couple years back. “We were very close to rolling out an implementation,” recalls David Hall, SOMC’s Manager of Security Operations. “But the entire process was very invasive. Everyone who goes through a metal detector must remove everything from their pockets and go through it multiple times. The high volume of nuisance alarms was something we didn’t want to deal with.” They knew that they needed something better to serve their staff while not compromising the efficiency of the hospital.
“We had a lot of ED staff telling us they were very concerned about safety,” Hall says. “They wanted to be able to take care of patients and not worry about their safety. Indeed, when the ED nursing staff found out that we were putting the Express systemsb in place, they were very excited. I remember one of the nurses in the meeting where we announced the decision pumping her fist and exclaiming, ‘Yes!’”
Through implementing the Express, Southern Ohio Medical Center was able to:
- Identify weapons on two individuals within the first hour of deployment.
- Use Evolv Insights analytics to demonstrate security posture to executive staff
- Create inviting, non-intrusive screening experience for rapid patient ingress.
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