Yesterday’s incident at Platte Valley provides a reminder and opportunity for our watchfulness. Thank you again to our Labor and Delivery staff whose quick action led to swift response by our security team and the Brighton Police Department (details were sent via email yesterday).
As a reminder, weapons are not permitted in any of our facilities. If you see someone with a firearm or knife inside any of our buildings, ask them to take their weapon back outside or call security at X1461 to assess the situation. If they refuse, call 911. With everyone’s attention every day, we will ensure the safety and security of our associates, patients and visitors.
Our On-Site Security Team & Commitment to Your Safety
We have an on-site security team here to help us provide safe and compassionate care. Security is provided by our Plant Services team Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If a security incident happens during this time, please call Mai at x1451. HSS Security Services provides security Mon – Fri, 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. and 24 hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays. Our HSS officer can be reached by calling x1461.
As part of our on-going effort to ensure everyone’s safety, we conduct regular safety and security risk assessments and will soon have security coverage 24/7. HSS Security Services provides security for most SCL Health care sites, including Platte Valley. And while the start date for 24/7 coverage has not yet been determined, HSS is presently recruiting a full staff for Platte Valley. When we are ready to implement the program, more information such as security procedures, contact information, and security staff duties will be provided.
The full-time security staff will help us prepare for many emergency situations – ranging from active shooters, hostage situations, and other security challenges to threats from fires, tornadoes, floods, and even pandemics of infectious diseases.
Please know the safety and security of our associates, patients and guests is our number one priority. If you have a safety concern, please call X1461.