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More PRMC Jobs At Risk, Outsourcing To Private Security Firm

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SALISBURY, Md. - The 19 security guards at Peninsula Regional Medical Center could soon lose their jobs. The hospital announced today that come February 1st, the security department will be taken over by the private firm Securitas.

According to hospital officials all current guards employed by PRMC are encouraged to apply for a position with the new company, however there are no guarantees for employment. Though this is the most recent wave of cuts we're told this isn't an indication of trouble. "There is no financial implication. This is a cost neutral move and it has nothing to do with the finances of the department or the hospital. We found that we really need to improve some of the training and education for the officers. We can get better skill level and we provide the officers with the support they need," says Tom Anderson, Executive Director of Facilities and Properties at PRMC.

In a statement released earlier in the day, Anderson, said "We're constantly evaluating how we can improve the overall healthcare experience we offer our customers, and that includes PRMC's security services, which are essential to providing our patients, visitors, physicians, volunteers and staff a more secure environment. In today's world, safety and security is essential, and Securitas provides us a higher level of education, training, and support plus the knowledge that is gained from partnering with a firm with 80 years of experience in specialized guarding, security planning and consulting, surveillance and conducting investigations."

Hospital officials tell WMDT that from now until February 1st, Securitas members will be observing current staff and running skill tests. Again, all current PRMC employees are encouraged to apply but there are no guarantees for a Securitas hire.

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