Recently, leaders in the healthcare security industry were awarded by the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety Foundation (IHSSF) for their dedication and contributions to security, safety and risk management. This year recently Retired Executive Director of IAHSS Evelyn Meserve was recognized with the IHSSF Medal of Distinction for her active role at IAHSS and outstanding work in the healthcare security and safety industry.
IAHSS, a not-for-profit membership association for healthcare security and safety professionals.
Evelyn has over fifteen years experience in the security and safety field. She was the Director of Safety/ Security Services at CaroMont Health, Gastonia North Carolina. She also held similar positions at hospitals in Massachusetts (Emerson Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital and HealthAlliance) and Maine (Central Maine Medical Center).
Evelyn has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, with an emphasis on Accounting and Business Management. She is a Certified Health Protection Administrator (CHPA), a Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager (HEM), and a certified Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB) instructor.
Evelyn conducts security audits and risk assessments for healthcare facilities and assists in identifying feasible solutions.
Evelyn served as the President Elect and Vice President/Secretary of the Board and as Chairperson of the Training and Education Committee of IAHSS. Evelyn plays an active role in writing and editing of all the I.A.H.S.S. training manuals. Evelyn won the IAHSS Elwood Near Presidential Award in 1996 and the Philip Gaffney Chair in 2004. And most recently, the IHSSFoundation Medal of Distinction.
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