Northwell implements new screening technology | tidings


Northwell Health has implemented new comprehensive detection systems that check for weapons and contraband at the entrances of Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore and Lenox Health Greenwich Village in Manhattan, as part of an effort to bring technology to all hospitals in the health system.

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A Northwell Health security officer monitors the Evolv Express at the entrance to Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park. Northwell Health Credit.

The seamless pass system, Evolv Express, from Massachusetts-based Evolv Technology, allows for a touch-free experience during the gun check. The screening process, monitored in each location by Northwell’s security team, is immediate and designed to avoid the bottlenecks and slow lines associated with older disclosure screening processes and technologies.

“The safety, security and well-being of our patients, visitors and team members are our top priorities,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell. “To help ensure a safe environment for all who enter our facilities—and as part of Northwell’s broader safety and security efforts—we are testing this next generation of screening equipment.”

The high-tech systems, which will also be installed at other facilities in the health system, are part of a larger initiative by Northwell to maintain the safety of employees, patients and visitors. The effort also includes more resources and training for team members to increase workplace safety, said Scott Strauss, vice president of safety and support systems.

Northwell has organized hundreds of trainings over the past few years that include active shooter drills, workshops on conflict de-escalation techniques and courses on how to respond to bleeding emergencies so that team members are better prepared in the event crisis.

“Northwell is known for its world-class healthcare, and it is our mission to keep patients safe with world-class safety measures,” Strauss said. “The installation of this new detection system is just the latest addition to a wide range of security protocols the health system has in place to protect those in our hospitals, minimize the risk of violence and maintain an environment of job security for our team members. This technology just adds another layer of safety – and improves confidence for anyone entering these healing spaces.”

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Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, 850 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people each year in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 80,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed physicians, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change healthcare for the better. We are making advances in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We are training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Nursing Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, I tweetInstagram and LinkedIn.

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