Taylor Herrick Named Director of Public Safety at Saratoga Hospital
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December 13, 2017

Taylor Herrick Named Director of Public Safety at Saratoga Hospital

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, December 13, 2017—Taylor Herrick has been promoted to director of public safety at Saratoga Hospital, responsible for a team of 20 public safety officers.
Herrick joined the hospital in January 2007 as a part-time public safety officer and rose quickly through the ranks. For the past six years, he has held the position of public safety coordinator, which is second in command.
“Taylor has consistently distinguished himself by taking on additional responsibilities, developing new initiatives, and advancing the role and profile of our public safety team,” said Kevin Ronayne, vice president of operations and facilities at Saratoga Hospital. “He is respected by his peers and staff throughout the hospital and is an excellent choice to lead this department.”
A certified security professional and certified public safety instructor, Herrick spearheaded the hospital’s security guard training program, which is approved by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. He holds multiple certifications from agencies including DCJS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Herrick is active on many hospital committees and work groups, including the Emergency Preparedness, Security Nurses and Physicians, Environment of Care, and Patient Department Safety Advocates committees.
He has an associate degree in criminal justice from SUNY Adirondack and is pursuing a degree in business management and economics, with a concentration in emergency management, from Empire State College. 
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. With a medical staff of more than 450 providers, the hospital offers care in a broad range of medical specialties at more than 20 locations including its Wilton campus and the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta. The Saratoga Hospital Medical Group ensures easy access to services that can have the greatest impact on both individual and community health. In keeping with its emphasis on quality, Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet designation for nursing excellence. On Jan. 1, 2017, Saratoga Hospital finalized its affiliation with Albany Medical Center, joining Columbia Memorial Health in creating a regionally integrated, locally governed healthcare system. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
Peter M. Hopper
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13 Dec 2017