TORONTO, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - G4S Canada is pleased to announce that
healthcare security programs at 6 hospitals have received the
prestigious Program of Distinction Award from the International
Association of Healthcare Security and Safety. These 6 hospitals
represent 20% of all hospitals with certified programs worldwide, and
100% of all certified hospitals in Canada.
IAHSS is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals
involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in
healthcare institutions. The IAHSS Program of Distinction recognizes
healthcare security and safety departments within healthcare facilities
by measuring the achievement and maintenance of a minimum percentage of
IAHSS-certified security personnel. The Program focuses on the
competencies of the facility's security and safety officers and
director as measured through individual certification.
"The professional programs have lead us to develop a higher standard
within our industry and be leaders in the healthcare security field,"
said Calvin Millar, Director of Security and Parking, Brampton Civic
Hospital. "We were and still are very proud to be the first hospital in
Canada to obtain Accreditation and receive the Department of
Distinction Award from IAHSS. It is a pleasure to see other
organizations adopting this standard and enhancing the professionalism
of the security industry."
"No other sector of security services requires from its officers such a
wide range of practical knowledge, as a necessary means, to provide a
safe and secure environment," added Rocky Prosser, Director of
Protection Services, Kingston General, Providence Care, Hotel Dieu
Hospitals. "The IAHSS Department of Distinction Award says that we have
accomplished a level of professionalism and competency that is above
the average security service. It speaks to our peers and organizations
that we take seriously our responsibility to keep all of our
stakeholders safe and secure."
"G4S holds their personnel to a very high standard and work very closely
with us in delivering exceptional service to the Royal Ottawa Health
Care Group," said Jay Renaud, Manager of Security, Parking & Safety,
Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. "The Distinction Award sets Carillion
and G4S apart from our competitors and demonstrates our high level of
competence to our clients which is no doubt confidence-inspiring for
At G4S, we recognize and are prepared to meet the unique challenges that
are part of servicing a healthcare security and life safety program. We
are the premier supplier of healthcare security services throughout
Canada, widely recognized in the healthcare community as a professional
partner in providing total security solutions and expertise. Our
dedicated division in Healthcare Security Solutions has over five
decades of experience servicing over 85 hospitals and healthcare
centres annually in Canada.
G4S provides specialized training programs, dedicated client service
teams, innovative technology solutions, and an account management
approach designed for the healthcare sector. Our proven and tested
programs are court-defensible and exceed the provincial and legislative
requirements. At G4S, we deliver a full, end-to-end security solution
that meets the specific needs of each hospital and healthcare facility.
Our integrated security solutions support facilities, mitigate risk and
safety concerns, and maintain compliance within a caring and supportive
About G4S Canada
G4S is a leading provider of security solutions in Canada. G4S offers a
unique combination of risk assessments, security personnel, security
technology, screening services, and cash management solutions. G4S
employs thousands of Canadians and operates in offices from coast to
coast. For more information, visit www.g4s.ca
G4S is the leading global integrated security company specializing in
the provision of security products, services and solutions.
G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has
a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.
G4S has operations in more than 120 countries and over 620,000
For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com
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SOURCE: G4S Canada
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