symplr Webcast Discusses Workplace Violence Prevention

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Hospital Head of Security Shares Insight Into Current Security Landscape, Facility Response and Training

symplr®, a leading provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) based healthcare compliance and credentialing solutions, today announced their upcoming webcast “Violence in the Workplace: Dealing with Security in the 21st Century.” Part of the symplr Education Series focused on Credentialing and Privileging Management, the webcast will air on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET. To register, visit http://www.symplr.com/community/events/webcasts-credentialing-upcoming

How prepared would your staff be if an active shooter was at your facility? Do you have plans in place in the event of a violent disaster? In this webcast, Frank Rodriguez, head of security for Rady Children's Hospital, will discuss how the security landscape has changed in recent years and how healthcare facilities can best prepare. He will cover the impact of violence prevention plans on facility training requirements, current thinking in response and training for hospital staff, the importance of participation in community based groups for mutual aid and assistance, and visitor management.

“It’s an unfortunate reality, but workplace violence and active shooters are situations healthcare facilities need to plan and train for,” said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of symplr. “Frank Rodriquez’s 28-year-career in healthcare and security have prepared him to help other facilities train and respond to violent situations. This webcast will help attendees understand the current security landscape and how to best prepare their staff in case of workplace violence.”

To view archives of past webcasts in the symplr education webcast series, visit http://www.symplr.com/resources/webcasts.

About Frank Rodriguez, Security Manager, Rady Children’s Hospital
Frank Rodriguez has worked in the healthcare industry for 28 years. He began working at hospitals in 1988 as Medical Service Specialist in the U.S. Air Force. He then obtained Licensed Vocational Nurse License in 1992 and began working at Kaiser Permanente Bellflower (Los Angeles) in the E.R. for 7 years. Also working as Occupational Health Nurse at Sharp Memorial Hospital (San Diego) 1999 - 2001. He started working at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego in the Occupational Health & Safety Department on 9/11/2001. He earned an A.S. Degree in Network Engineering from Maric College in 2003 and became System Analyst for the Safety Department in 2004 and in May 2007 he became the Security Manager. He is an active member of the San Diego Healthcare Disaster Coalition, San Diego Chapter of International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS), Terrorism Liaison Officer for SD-LECC. Instructor certified in CPI & Pro-Act Crisis Management.

About symplr
Founded in 2006, symplr is an industry leader in compliance and credentialing Software as a Service solutions that help healthcare organizations mitigate risk and ensure compliance. symplr has a single mission: to make healthcare compliance and credentialing simpler for all constituents of the healthcare community. For more information or to contact symplr, visit http://www.symplr.com/ or (866) 373-9725.

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