2017 Healthcare Security and Safety Week

10/8/2017

WHEREAS, the health, safety, and well-being of all Virginians are of utmost importance to the prosperity and livelihood of our Commonwealth’s families and communities; and

WHEREAS, healthcare security and safety officers are dedicated and caring individuals who serve citizens and healthcare facilities every day; and

WHEREAS, healthcare security and safety officers work tirelessly to provide a safe and secure healthcare environment, and their efforts support a community of care that is conducive to quality treatment for patients and their families; and

WHEREAS, healthcare security and safety officers work closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement to help reduce crime in our communities; and

WHEREAS, healthcare security and safety officers selflessly put themselves on the front line between violence and its intended victim every day, demonstrating their dedication and commitment to serving others; and

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes the tireless dedication of healthcare security and safety officers and the protection that they provide for our healthcare community;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize October 8-14, 2017, as HEALTHCARE SECURITY AND SAFETY WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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