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Area hospitals ranked No. 23 in national security report

Central Florida Health recently announced in a press release that Leesburg Regional Medical Center and The Villages Regional Hospital were ranked No. 23 on the 2018 Security 500 Report from Security Magazine. This is higher than last year’s ranking, which was No. 31.

Rankings are assessed by collecting a variety of statistics, which include security spending, number of security employees and officers, incidents of crime and their reduction over time, new initiatives put in place, and more.

 “I take a lot of lessons from the community policing model, which includes policing through customer service,” says Ryan King, manager of safety, security, and emergency management of Central Florida Health. “We realize that people come into our facilities under stress. Chances are, they are having a bad day, and we have the opportunity to help turn it around.”

There are 45 security officers in the Central Florida Health systems, and they work closely with clinical leaders at both hospitals.

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