GERALD R. SCHULTZ, P.E., Principal, and DAVID POLENSKY, Senior Security Designer, Gage Babcock Assoc., Oak Brook, Ill.

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Healthcare Facilities May 1, 2001

Securing Health

Consulting engineers have new reasons to revisit the security risks at health-care facilities. In addition to the increasing risks of theft, infant abductions and emergency-room violence, there are increasingly stringent standards. Most noteworthy is the issuance by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health-Care Organizations (JCAHO) of its "Environment of Care" standards, which represen...

By GERALD R. SCHULTZ, P.E., Principal, and DAVID POLENSKY, Senior Security Designer, Gage Babcock Assoc., Oak Brook, Ill.
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