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

  • Marina JohnsonHSS Chief Information Officer Marina Johnson was a finalist for the Colorado Technology Association APEX Award–CIO of the Year for 2014. The annual APEX Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievers in Technology and Information Technology, were presented at a November 5 dinner attended by more than 800 Colorado technology leaders and companies. Read more...
  • At St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colo., Security Officers Tami Lacy, Dennis Fink, and Rose Martinez responded to an ER security standby call to help nursing staff facilitate the arrival of an agitated patient with altered mental status. After healthcare workers deemed it necessary, the officers assisted in applying restraints “in a courteous and empathetic manner,” wrote Brad Briner, RN. Read more...
  • Jeff Puttkammer, Director of Learning and Development for HSS’s Institute for Leadership, Education, Advancement, and Development (iLEAD™), presented at the 4th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector. The conference, held October 22–24 in Miami, Fla., targeted concrete and sustainable initiatives, projects, and research to combat violence in healthcare. For Puttkammer, the conference highlight was bringing home the Best Scientific Poster award for  “Reducing the Risk of Patient-Generated Violence: A Case Study,” which he co-wrote with HSS COO Tony York and Carla Moreno, RN, VP of Nursing for Methodist Healthcare System. Read more...
  • HSS security teams are trained to defuse active shooter incidents, but HSS can also empower staff at its customer locations with the knowledge to respond quickly, effectively, and safely to protect themselves and their patients. HSS offers active shooter trainings that are fully compliant with numerous accrediting body guidelines through its proprietary emergency management program, EM Solutions™. During the past two years, EM Solutions has trained more than 6,000 participants in active shooter prevention and response, including webinar presentations on behalf of the Colorado Hospital Association and for W.W. Grainger. Read on...
  • Our nation’s citizens and healthcare workers deserve reliable protection from the threat of Ebola. Epidemiologists believe preparedness is of primary importance because we do not know when or where the next Ebola patient will present. HSS’s EM Solutions™ emergency preparedness program offers our healthcare customers comprehensive training to identify, respond to, and contain the deadly virus should it strike at their facility. Led by our experienced on-staff experts, EM Solutions’ three-hour Ebola Virus Disease Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Training provides frontline staff with the proper training, education, and hands-on experience with PPE utilization and infection control guidance. Click here to learn how this invaluable course can help your facility mount its strongest response to Ebola and other infectious diseases.

    NEW! Click here to discover how HSS EM Solutions has partnered with HSS Aviation & Government Services to offer PPE training to its airport customers so they too can defend against biological threats.