Huntington Hospital will soon see enhanced security systems that will screen for weapons and contraband.
The new systems will be in place at two entrances effective Tuesday, the hospital said.
The walk-through system, Evolv Express, from Evolv Technology, allows for a touchless experience while screening for weapons. The process, monitored by the hospital’s security team, is designed to avoid bottlenecking and the slow lines associated with older detection screening processes and technologies.
“We take the safety of staff, patients and visitors seriously and are committed to keeping our community safe,” said Scott Strauss, vice president of security and support systems at Northwell Health. “We must be prepared for anything. This is the most advanced weapons
detection system available, and it is going to deter violence and possibly save lives.”
The technology has already been implemented at other Northwell hospitals and is being phased in throughout the system. Systemwide, Northwell Health has invested millions of dollars in security enhancements for its patients, visitors and staff.
“Huntington Hospital is known for its world-class health care and it’s our mission to keep everyone safe with best-in-class security measures,” said Nick Fitterman, MD, executive director of Huntington Hospital. “By investing in this new weapons detection system, we are reinforcing
our commitment to safeguarding our patients, employees, and visitors.”
Huntington Hospital has about 500 visitors a day.