Arkansas healthcare facility deploys Athena Security weapons detection

Healthcare facility hallway - new solution from Athena Security

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Athena Security has announced that Jefferson Regional, a healthcare facility in Arkansas, US, is using the company’s weapons detection system to bolster its holistic approach to proactively keep healthcare workers and patients safe.

A not-for-profit, Jefferson Regional is a 300-bed facility that has provided 11 counties with healthcare services for the last 100 years.

Improving care

“Whether it’s adding the daVinci surgical robot to improve patient care or the Athena Security weapons screening for added safety at both our main hospital entrance as well as the Emergency Department entrance at Jefferson Regional, we always try to do what is best for our community,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Jefferson Regional, Peter Austin.

“As we looked for an entryway security provider, we knew we needed to cover both entrances for comprehensive coverage. The provider needed to be responsive, have personable service and the ability to minimize risk at our facility. Athena was our number one choice.”

The solution

Athena Security’s entryway system is located at the facility’s two public entryways: the main entrance and at the emergency room entryway.

The company’s incident reporting software allows Jefferson Regional to have the tools to document and analyze all incidents at the facility. Athena Security also says its solution will help to automate the security of the entryways by identifying minors, persons of interest, speeds the check-in process, limits visitors per room and much more.

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