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May 01, 2007

Policies for shootings move into mainstream

Cincinnati Children's Hospital develops specific containment, communications plans

Corporate Security 

At 7:15 the morning after the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech, Ronald Morris, CPP, senior director of protective services at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, received an e-mail from a hospital SVP. Doubtless, the SVP suggested, hospital employees were wondering: How prepared was their own workplace for a madman with a gun?

Morris agreed and decided to work with the hospital's communications department on an intranet article reviewing the policies, procedures and technology in place for such a scenario. Elements of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital's "Code Silver" response (designed for a situation in which someone on the grounds has a weapon and/or takes a hostage) would be fundamentals in the response by other security leaders in other industries.

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