Navicent Health Security Upgrades Include Code Blue

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The need for effective security measures is certainly not a new concept for the hospital and healthcare industry, but locations are continuing to bolster and upgrade their safety initiatives to meet the evolving challenges and requirements required by an ever-changing landscape.

That includes Navicent Health in Macon, Georgia. Officials there recently cited headline-grabbing tragedies that occurred in Germany, Orlando and San Bernardino as reasons to bolster their existing security measures during a press conference announcing a series of safety initiatives that included the installation of Code Blue products.

“When incidents occur, then people immediately after approve (new security measures) once its occurred, then you’re kind of moving in a reactive mode and we want to get ahead of the game and try to be in a proactive mode,” Navicent Health Police Department Chief Quentin Jude told WMGT-TV.

Navicent Health is the second-largest hospital in the Peach State, serving 30 counties and a population of more than 750,000 in central Georgia. It also is the primary academic hospital for Mercer University School of Medicine and provides a range of outpatient, primary care, wellness and rehabilitation services.

The installation of Code Blue’s industry pioneering emergency communication solutions are part of a nearly $1 million investment in new security measures, which also include additional police officers, bolstered badge access requirements and an improved security camera system.

The versatility of Code Blue products also will provide a wide range of customer service applications for non-emergency situations, like malfunctioning parking gates and automobile issues or providing visitors with information and directions.

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