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July 13, 2023

Going above and beyond to keep our hospitals safe

IU Health North Hospital

Going above and beyond to keep our hospitals safe

Three IU Health Department of Public Safety officers recently completed training opportunities and brought their new knowledge back to their teams.

By Charlotte Stefanski,, writer for IU Health's Indianapolis Suburban Region

Every day, officers in IU Health’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) keep team members, patients and visitors safe in each facility. Recently, three Indianapolis Suburban Region (ISR) officers went above and beyond in their trainings—bringing their knowledge back to their region and opening doors for other officers.

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Chase Broad (pictured right, stationed at IU Health North and Saxony), who completed the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Leadership Academy program.

This is a highly recognized and challenging program consists of a four-week leadership course (160 hours), covering a variety of leadership topics. He joined three others to be the first IU Health DPS leaders to attend this course, opening the door for others to continue their development.

Broad also completed the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification, which is administered by the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). The purpose of the program is to offer the IAHSS' highest level of certification intended for healthcare security professionals with management responsibilities. The designation is awarded to those who meet the qualifying criteria and pass a comprehensive exam.

And congratulations to Deputy Chief Rob Herren (pictured left, stationed at IU Health North and Tipton) and Public Safety Officer Captain Kurt Oosterlinck (pictured center, stationed at IU Health West), who recently attended the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association’s Supervisor Leadership Institute.

This is a week-long program built for supervisors and middle managers, with the goal of enhancing their leadership competencies. Attendees engaged in personality diagnostics, leadership case studies, mentoring, team development, performance management, risk management and credibility. This was the first time that members of the DPS attended this level of leadership training.

Congratulations to these DPS team members!