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G4S Canada receives healthcare security awards

G4S Canada has announced that healthcare security programs at 6 hospitals have received the Program of Distinction Award from the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety.


April 14, 2014
By Canadian Security

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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.

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“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 them.”


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