Tom Smith CHPA, CPP
Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc.
Tom has worked in the healthcare field since 1981. During this time, he held a number of positions in a variety of healthcare facilities including a community hospital, inner city medical center, and a large teaching university based health care system. These organizations provided a variety of experiences working with many different healthcare security models including contract security, proprietary security, and an in-house police department. He is now President and Principle Consultant at Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc. Tom is a past President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). In 2011, Tom chaired an IAHSS Task Force creating Security Design Guidelines for Health Care Facilities. Tom is the currently Chair of the IAHSS Guidelines Council, member of the ASIS Healthcare Security Council, and The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) and is a frequent guest speaker on healthcare security related topics.