Michigan Medicine Security wins prestigious award

October 5, 2021  //  FOUND IN: News

Congratulations to the Michigan Medicine security team, which recently won an Outstanding Security Performance Award (OSPA)!  

An OSPA award recognizes and rewards companies and individuals across the security sector. The criteria for these awards are based on extensive research on key factors that contribute to and characterize outstanding performance. 

Michigan Medicine specifically won the “Outstanding Security Team” award. As part of their recognition, OSPA said:

“The Michigan Medicine Security Team believes that a comprehensive, multi-faceted security program is most effective when it reduces risk and alleviates the anxiety in hospital neighborhoods. MMS’s success is based on three key factors: trust, training and technology. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, they drew on these factors as staff took on new and varied roles to safeguard critical supplies, promote and enforce compliance with new infection control standards, collaborate with clinical leadership to prepare for an influx of COVID-19 cases, and protect Michigan Medicine’s ability to provide care for over a million patients. Judges felt that the team had demonstrated a comprehensive approach in handling all safety and security matters.”

Brian Uridge, director of Michigan Medicine security said the award means a lot to the Michigan Medicine team.

“Now more than ever, violence in health care is a very real problem, with 75% of all violence in any workplace occurring in a health care setting,” said Uridge. “DPSS Michigan Medicine uses the three pillars of trust, training and technology to ensure people are kept safe and, just as important, feel safe.”

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