Hospital Security Resources and Launch of Security Directors’ Forum

February 8, 2022

With increasing concerns around public safety, GNYHA is sharing various security-related resources that members can use to review and enhance their security structures and protocols.

Additionally, GNYHA will host a Security Directors’ Forum to share best practices and discuss common challenges faced by the hospital sector. Registration links for the Forums to be held in February, March, and April can be found below. Please limit participation to hospital and health system security leadership.

Date/Time Registration Link
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

After registering, participants will receive webinar information

GNYHA Resources

GNYHA’s Safety and Security Considerations for Hospitals offers safety and security strategies compiled by a GNYHA-led workgroup of health care security directors and external law enforcement representatives. The strategies are organized into four sections: staff and vendor management, patient and visitor management, physical security, and emergency department security. A fifth section provides links to tools and resources.

GNYHA’s Hospital Coordination with Law Enforcement: Hospital Guidance Document was developed with the New York Police Department (NYPD) and addresses coordination with law enforcement and investigative agencies in numerous scenarios. While this tool was developed with the NYPD, much of the information is applicable to other jurisdictions.

GNYHA’s Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) Response Toolkit is designed to help members develop and improve their MCI response plans. The Toolkit includes suggested preparedness and response actions for the many clinical and non-clinical departments that would be involved in an MCI response.


The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) website offers articles and resources grouped by topic collection. Below are links to several security-related resources.


  • Trends, Policies and Protocols Related to Workplace Violence
  • Violence in the Emergency Department: Strategies for Prevention and Response

Topic Collections

  • Active Shooter and Explosives
  • Mass Violence
  • Workplace Violence