Security

New Safety Precautions at Hilo Medical Center’s Emergency Department

In light of the March 20 incident in the Emergency Department, we have updated patient and visitor safety procedures. Staffing for security officers in the Emergency Department has been increased to screen patients and visitors upon entering the Emergency Department at both the main entrance and medic entrance. Security officers are “wanding” patients and visitors to prevent dangerous instruments from entering our Emergency Department. This additional security measure has already produced positive results. According to a Hawaii Police Department’s April