Hilo hospital beefs up security at ER

  • STEPHANIE SALMONS/Tribune-Herald In the wake of a March 20 attack, Hilo Medical Center administrators implemented new ER security protocols, which include using metal detectors on patients and visitors entering the department. Security personnel, pictured here on Wednesday, are now stationed outside of Emergency Department.

Following an incident in which a Pahoa man allegedly stabbed three health care workers and punched another in the Emergency Department of Hilo Medical Center where he was a patient, additional security protocols have been implemented by hospital administrators to help better protect patients and those working there.