Kenton, OH – July 30, 2019 – OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital has added a Protective Services team to its care site to help create a safer environment for its associates, patients, visitors, volunteers and medical staff.
The specially trained team of professionals will work in partnership with the local Police Department and Sheriff’s Office to resolve potential safety concerns. They will also support the Facilities Department with maintaining emergency safety in the building conducting safety rounds.
Pictured above are members of the new Protective Services team along with local law enforcement officers (from left): Spencer Roush, Protective Services Director for Dublin Methodist Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Marion General Hospital and Hardin Memorial Hospital; Chief Dennis Musser, Kenton Police Department; Sheriff Keith Everhart; Ron Rogers, Protective Services team member; Melanie Parish, Manager of Protective Services at Marion General and Hardin Memorial Hospitals; and Ryan Schroeder, Protective Services team member.
The team will be onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week, once the department is at full capacity. Currently there is an officer on duty from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday patrolling the interior and exterior of the facility throughout their shifts.
Ron Snyder, Chief Operating Officer of Hardin Memorial Hospital stated, “The safety of our associates, patients and visitors is important to us. This team will provide peace of mind to all of our teams and make for a better experience for everyone at the hospital.”
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