September 12, 2014 - Breakfast Meeting

It’s Not If, It’s When...


Winchester Hospital
Crandall Conference Room (CC2), 1st Floor
41 Highland Avenue
Winchester, MA 01890

Parking: Plenty of free parking in our garage off of the Emergency Room. Guests will come in from the garage to the Ground Floor and proceed straight to end of hall to take elevators to First Floor to the conference room.

Guest Speaker:
Tom Lynch of Baystate Medical Center

Tom Lynch has been the director of security at Baystate Health since 1995 and the Chair of the Workplace Violence Prevention Committee for Baystate Medical Center since 1997.  Prior to his arrival at Baystate he served for 11 years as the assistant director of security at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan and also served for 10 years as an officer in the Army Military Police Corps.  Tom is chair of the Central/Western MA chapter of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety and past chair and current member of the Healthcare Security Council of ASIS International.  Tom also serves as the emergency manager at Baystate Medical Center and is the vice chair of the Western Region Homeland Security Council.

Tom has co authored and contributed to articles on violence mitigation in both Security Management magazine and the Journal of Healthcare Security and Safety and has presented on the topic of Workplace Violence Prevention at regional OSHA conferences and meetings and conferences at the local, regional and national level.  

Meeting Overview:
In February a person not affiliated with the hospital barricaded himself in the ED parking lot with a gun to his head. Four hours later despite police efforts he shot himself. The ambulatory entrances to the ED were lost for over 5 hours. In April of this year a four victim shooting ended with a drive by shooting in the parking lot of the Emergency Department at Baystate Medical Center. The second incidence of violence outside the ED in two months has led to a lot of thought about how to deal with what might be next. Tom Lynch, Director of Security, will present. [Supporting Article.]

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