Southeast Health responds to attack aftermath

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Southeast Health is taking more safety precautions after one of its employees was robbed early Tuesday morning.

“As an organization, we are continually evaluating our safety measures and engaging in internal risk assessments of our facilities,” a press release states. “When an incident such as the one that occurred Tuesday happens, it gives us pause to identify any additional opportunities to protect our team members.”

Following the attack, the hospital took several actions to help increase safety on and around its property. These include:

  • Asking the owner of a wooded lot on the corner Haven Drive and Alma Street to clear some of the foliage and add a fence at the hospital’s expense.
  • Asking the city to check the street lights in the area
  • Adding flashing yellow lights on the hospital’s security van to make it more visible in the morning
  • Adding bus routes to the employee parking lot from 5 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

For added protection, Radiology Associates announced that it is adding more exterior lighting to its location on the corner Alma Street and Fairview Avenue.

This adds to previous security measures Southeast Health put in place, which include improved lighting, the installation of more than 400 security cameras, on-demand transportation at all times, and the addition of a third bus to the routes.

“We also remind team members to always pay attention to suspicious activity and walk away from a perceived threat,” the release states. “We also encourage them to report any suspicious activity to Security Services.”

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