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’s Systems Integration (SI) division now serves two of Denver’s five major sports franchises. In March, HSS contracted with the Denver Broncos to provide access control and video surveillance for its new headquarters and indoor practice facility/fan experience center in suburban Denver. The Colorado Rockies followed suit in June, when the team enlisted HSS to support and enhance the existing video surveillance system at Coors Field in downtown Denver. Read more...
  • Two Colorado-based HSS employees in the Medical Equipment Management (MEM) division, Poudre Valley Hospital Supervisor Richard Marshall and Sterilizer Group Supervisor Matt Oetker, took the top leadership positions in a well-respected trade organization this year. Marshall is serving a two-year term as president, with Oetker as vice president, of the Colorado Association of Biomedical Equipment Technicians (CABMET). One of the oldest biomedical societies, CABMET offers professional development to its members and healthcare technology professionals around the world. Marshall thinks the fact that two HSS employees are at the organization’s helm "speaks volumes for how much HSS recognizes the importance of CABMET. Involvement in CABMET helps our customers by keeping us up to date on new regulations, and providing us with training to help us perform our jobs to higher standards, at a lower cost to the customer and HSS." Read more...
  • HSS COO Tony York has literally "written the book" on healthcare security, along with former HSS executive Russell Colling. Widely considered the definitive book for hospital security, Hospital and Healthcare Security (Elsevier) is the essential reference for healthcare security professionals to use in creating safe healing environments. An ASIS International review described it as "the best single resource for the healthcare security practitioner." The book's 6th edition—now coauthored by York and Don MacAlister, VP of Paladin Security Group, Vancouver, Canada—debuts this fall. York met MacAlister while serving on the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety’s (IAHSS) board of directors. Read more…