Northwell implements new screening technology News

NEW HYDE PARK, NY–( BUSINESS WIRE )–August 23, 2022–

Northwell Health has implemented new comprehensive detection systems that screen for weapons and contraband at entrances to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore and Lenox Health Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Technology in all hospitals in the health system.

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A Northwell Health security officer monitors the Evolve Express at the entrance to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park. Credit Northwell Health.

A seamless walk-through system from Massachusetts-based Evolve Technologies, Evolve Express allows for a touchless experience when screening weapons. The screening process, monitored at each location by Northwell’s security team, is immediate and designed to avoid the bottlenecks and slow lines associated with outdated detection screening processes and techniques.

“The safety, security and well-being of our patients, visitors and team members are our top priorities,” said Northwell President and CEO Michael Dowling. “To help ensure a safe environment for all who enter our facilities – and as part of Northwell’s broader safety and security efforts – we are piloting this next generation of screening tools.”

The high-tech systems, which will also be installed at other facilities in the health system, are part of Northwell’s initiative to maintain the safety of staff, patients and visitors. The effort also includes additional resources and training for team members to increase workplace safety, said Scott Strauss, vice president of safety and support systems.

Northwell has held hundreds of trainings over the years, including active-shooter exercises, seminars on de-escalation techniques and courses on how to respond to bleeding emergencies so that team members are better prepared in the event of a crisis.

“Northwell is known for its world-class healthcare and our goal is to keep patients safe with world-class safety measures,” said Strauss. “The installation of this new detection system is the latest addition to a wide range of security protocols the health system has in place to protect those in our hospitals, minimize the risk of violence and maintain a safe work environment for our team members. This technology adds another layer of security — and these recover It boosts confidence for everyone entering the venue.”

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About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. Thanks to philanthropic support from our community, we care for more than two million people a year in the New York metro area and beyond. Our 80,000 employees—including 18,900 nurses and 4,900 practicing physicians, members of Northwell Health Physician Partners—are working to make healthcare better. We are making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We are training the next generation of medical professionals at Hofstra/Northwell through the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information about our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us on Facebook @NorthwellHealth, TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

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