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

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  • 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...
  • HSS highlights the top 3 qualifications your security expert should bring to the table HSS will soon publish a white paper, “Seven Steps to Building Security Into Your Healthcare Facility.” The paper examines best practices for designing a healthcare facility with security in mind, using HSS’s recent experience with longtime customer Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colo., as a case study. HSS participated in every stage of the planning, construction, and move to Saint Joseph Hospital’s brand-new facility, providing security and consulting services throughout the process. Read this excerpt from the paper to learn the top three qualifications your security expert should bring to the table when helping plan a new healthcare facility.
  • HSS’s Eric Smith has assumed the newly established position of Director of Security Services at Denver Health. His previous experience as HSS Security Director for the Denver-area SCL Health locations has thoroughly prepared him for this new leadership role. One of the largest and most gratifying challenges Smith and his HSS team tackled for SCL Health was helping to plan security infrastructure for the newly constructed Saint Joseph Hospital campus and overseeing security operations during the hospital’s recent move. Read more…
  • The 6th edition of Hospital and Healthcare Security (Elsevier) by HSS COO Tony York and Paladin Security Group COO Don MacAlister is now available. A regular contributor to the advancement of the healthcare security field, York is an internationally recognized industry expert, as well as a frequent lecturer and author on healthcare security and leadership. The definitive book for healthcare security professionals to use in creating safe healing environments, Hospital and Healthcare Security is “the best single resource for the healthcare security practitioner,” according to an ASIS International review. Read more…