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WIHQuarterly Newsletter

Quarter 1 - 2024

Women In Healthcare Security News


WIHS Highlight

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For this inaugural WIHS quarterly publication, National Security Services is celebrating women in the security team by featuring some stories from the field highlighting the actions and accomplishments of the security (S)heroes that help build an operation sustained in empathy and unwavering care. Check out their stories in this featured article from the Women in Healthcare Security community, where empowerment, diversity, and belonging come together for a more equitable workforce.
Click here to read the full article.


Mentoring Moment: 
Tips on Navigating Career Advancement in Male-Dominated Fields

Confidence and competence are key. Believe in yourself and your abilities, and continuously strive to improve your skills and knowledge. Be assertive and speak up, while also actively listening and learning from others. Build a support network. Seek out mentors, allies, and other women in your industry who can provide guidance, support, and valuable insights. Surround yourself with a strong support system that can help you navigate challenges and stay motivated. Embrace your unique perspective. Recognize the value of your diverse experiences and ideas. Use them to your advantage by contributing with innovative solutions and approaches that can benefit your team and your organization. Stay resilient. In a male-dominated environment, setbacks and biases may occur. Maintain a resilient mindset, learn from adversity, and keep pushing forward. Your perseverance can pave the way for meaningful change. Remember, you have the potential to make a significant impact in any industry, regardless of its male-dominated nature. Stay true to yourself, be proactive, and continue to strive for success.

Shinning Stars


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One of the most impactful ways to be a good ally to your colleagues from minority groups is to be an advocate for them – create space, speak up when inappropriate behavior is observed, and treat everyone equally, just to name a few. We’d love to highlight examples from our department – share your story via wihs@kp.orgClick here to learn more about being ally.

Resources is a great place to find resources to help celebrate the women in our lives during this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8th. Share your celebrations via e-mail at


Building Idea

Set aside 30 minutes a month to discuss a professional development topic with your team! Click here to learn about 5 Team Building Activities. 

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Sheraile Wright, AUS Healthcare Security Officer, Fontana Medical Center, SCAL – Life Saving Award

Officer Wright noted that an infant patient was cyanotic and in respiratory distress. Officer Wright alerted a nurse to examine the baby and emergency medical treatment was provided. The patient’s life was saved.

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Tips & Tricks: Building Your Leadership Skills

1. Develop and communicate a vision & goals 
2. Encourage your team to reach goals
3.Support and recognize your team

4. Engage in active listening
5. Support innovation and creativity

6. Show your team that you trust them
7. Work alongside your team
8. Be aware of the level of guidance you provide

9. Welcome different skills and experiences
10. Learn to take risks when appropriate


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