We’ve been using security technologies since the job was called “security.”
50 YEARS OF HSS
50 years of the most effective, efficient ways to keep people, equipment, facilities and businesses safe. That’s HSS. And since everything we’ve ever done was based on the most advanced thinking of the day, you could say we’ve always delivered “technology.” That history makes us happy to do the less glamorous jobs, put boots on the ground and come up with simple solutions to complex problems — to take a lot off your plate, so you can fill it right back up with the stuff that really matters. We’re personal. Just like in the beginning, when Security Technology meant a person, walking halls, keeping things safe and sound.
These are what we consider to be the biggest advancements in our history.
1960s – 1970s
Midtown Hospital Association (now HSS) incorporated.
Healthcare Security program launched.
Biomedical Engineering program inaugurated.
Courier begins transporting blood, medical records, and specimens.
Midtown Hospital Association renamed Hospital Shared Services of Colorado.
1980s – 1990s
Sterilizer Maintenance program introduced..
Centralized computerized maintenance system for hospitals introduced.
Biomedical Engineering begins working on radiology equipment.
Healthcare Security begins educational seminars on infant protection.
HSS awarded first contract to provide security at Denver International Airport. HSS continues to serve DIA.
Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM®) established.
HSS PRIDE Champions to Employee Recognition Program
HSS Operations Support communications equipment upgraded to the level reserved for police, fire, and healthcare responder emergency communications. Systems Integration introduced.
HSS awarded SAFETY Act Certification and Designation.
HSS introduces new healthcare professional designation, Behavioral Security Technician (BeSTTM), a therapeutic and secure approach to one-on-one patient monitoring.
HSS becomes a considerable player in the low voltage electronic security systems market with the acquisition of Heritage Security.
Hospital Shared Services Inc renamed HSS Inc.
Long-time CEO George Schiel retires; Wayne Schell selected successor.
Emergency Department violence prevention and mitigation program launched.
HSS executives write the book on Hospital and Healthcare Security.
HSS introduces ED-Safe™ a proactive Emergency Department violence prevention and mitigation program.
HSS launches its Institute for Leadership, Education, Advancement, and Development (iLEAD™).
HSS launches EM Solutions™, a practical healthcare emergency management outsourcing solution
HSS wins the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport security contract.
HSS wins the Coors Field Access and CCTV security contract.
HSS wins the Sports Authority Field Access, CCTV and Command Center security contract.
CEO Wayne Schell retires; Tony York ascends to the helm as CEO.
HSS launches Professional Services Division, created to unite security consulting services, design engineering capabilities, and litigation support.
HSS appoints Kirsten Benefiel as Chief Executive Officer.