HSS Growing in San Antonio

The Methodist Healthcare System serves San Antonio and 26 surrounding counties with top quality staff and services in 23 facilities. In March 2010, HSS Healthcare Security became the security services provider for Methodist Hospital, San Antonio’s largest private hospital. Included with Methodist Hospital were the Methodist Children’s Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Center, Methodist Boerne Emergency Center, Methodist Ministries, and Methodist Texsan Hospital. Methodist Healthcare has now awarded HSS the security contracts for three more of its hospitals, effective October 2: Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, and Northeast Methodist Hospital. Here’s a little about HSS’s three newest healthcare security customers:

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, which opened in March 2009, is the first full-service hospital built in South Texas in the 21st century. It offers emergency care, obstetrics, newborn intensive care, cardiology, neurosurgery, general surgery and orthopedics.

Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, is a 326-bed hospital providing a complete range of healthcare services. In 2005, the hospital opened the Metropolitan Methodist Hospital Women’s Pavilion, the only facility in downtown San Antonio completely dedicated to the health of women and their newborn babies. Metropolitan Methodist Hospital offers cardiac care, general and surgical care, neurosurgery, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, and sleep disorder evaluation. It operates the largest emergency department in downtown San Antonio.

Northeast Methodist Hospital, also a campus of Methodist Hospital, is located in Live Oak, Texas.  It has been significantly renovated to completely upgrade and expand the facility and services to the surrounding communities.

“We are pleased to welcome these three leading hospitals as HSS Healthcare Security customers,” says Alan Butler, HSS Director of Operations & Consulting. “HSS has partnered with Methodist leadership to bring a systemwide approach to all their healthcare security initiatives and we intend to serve these facilities with the same high quality security service we’ve been providing the Methodist Healthcare System for over a year.”

HSS In the News

  • HSS is honored to have been invited by The Denver Post to weigh in as industry experts on the article “Know the Drill? Security Experts See Shift From On Fire to Under Fire,” published December 6, 2015. HSS has been known to be the healthcare industry leader in safety and security for nearly 50 years. Our very own, Alan Butler (Vice-President of Healthcare Security) and Jeff Puttkammer (Director of Learning and Development), were asked to weigh in on what the safety and security industry is doing to prepare organizations for a diverse array of threats from active shooter situations to weather emergencies. Many businesses are seeking answers and advice to safety questions that were once thought to be of too little concern to allocate resources to preparing for such a scenario. The balance between providing training and the reality of such threats occurring is an interesting statistical gamble, but the protocol of run-hide-fight is still a national strategy for many potentially violent scenarios. Read the full article HERE.
  • HSS would like to CONGRATULATE Mr. Alan Butler, Vice-President of Operations – Central Region for his recent election to the 2016 IAHSS Board of Directors. He will be serving as the Vice-President and Treasurer for the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety for a two-year term. Read more...
  • During Healthcare Security and Safety Week and throughout the year, the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) is proud to celebrate the role of healthcare security and safety professionals in serving healthcare facilities, personnel, patients and visitors. Read more...
  • Brad Dalton, Vice President of HSS’s Aviation & Government Services division, will serve on the 2016 Public Safety & Security Steering Committee of Airports Council International–North America (ACI–NA). He is honored that peers in the aviation security industry nominated and elected him to the committee. As a committee member, Dalton looks forward to "raising the bar in our industry by providing the contract security perspective on aviation security issues and policy decisions." Read more...
  • HSS Facility Site Supervisor James Pooley demonstrates how HSS's caring spirit knows no bounds. Spring brings new life, with the sounds of baby birds eagerly chirping from their cozy nests. When one baby bird outside HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz., had the misfortune of falling from its nest, it was lucky to have HSS Facility Site Supervisor James Pooley on the scene to demonstrate how HSS’s caring spirit knows no bounds. Read more...
  • HSS Provides security for the Icelandair Inaugural event at Portland International Airport This May, Icelandair launched service at Portland International Airport (PDX), one of HSS’s airport security customers. HSS provided security for the Icelandair Inaugural event on the airfield, which included a dramatic “water arch” sendoff for Icelandair’s first return trip home from PDX. Read more...