About Erik Scott

Erik brings a wealth of experience with an outstanding track record as an executive who has held a wide range of operational and strategic roles. Throughout his career Erik has helped organizations identify, evaluate and capitalize on market opportunities.

Understanding Hospital Crime

The rates of violent crime are rising in hospitals and care settings across the United States, fueled by a myriad of issues, including mental health, emergency room wait times, domestic disputes, and our ongoing struggle with an opioid epidemic that’s bringing patients to hospitals for drugs or addiction treatment. For hospitals leaders understanding what type

By |August 5th, 2019|Security|

Staying Relevant with Student Dining

College and university dining programs are increasingly challenged to remain competitive, with off-campus options being more available with the advent of Uber Eats and other app-based food delivery programs. The competitive advantage of convenience is slowly being eroded away by these services. To remain relevant to the student consumer base on-campus dining must continue to evolve in a way

Reduce Workplace Violence by Setting the Stage Early

Hospital settings create high levels of stress for patients, their families and friends, as well as employees of the organization.  Stress combined with fear of the unknown and illness become major contributors to agitation and aggression from patients and family members toward healthcare staff. Additionally, hospitals are the go-to-resource for care and de-escalation of individuals

By |August 2nd, 2019|Security|

Five Items to Consider Before Conducting a Security Risk Assessment

Healthcare organizations should conduct a security risk assessment annually to serve as a basis for revising the organization’s security program to address new technologies, workplace violence, and community crime risk.  Prior to beginning an assessment consider these five items: 1.       Assessment frequency and completeness 2.       Purpose and design of assessment 3.       Source and quality of

Interim Management Consulting Services: Four Key Reasons to Hire an Interim Manager for your Hospital or Healthcare System

During times of crisis or change, hospital and healthcare organizations need help. Interim Management consulting services can make a crucial difference when an organization reaches a turning point. These services ensure stability to get through the immediate challenge and steer the organization to a more stable and profitable future. Interim Management consulting services provide

Advantages of an Effective Linen Strategy

This time last year, I started my blog post with “It’s not new and it’s not old, healthcare organizations continue to make it a priority to evaluate their cost structure on an ongoing basis and identify opportunities to reduce spending while maintaining or improving patient outcomes.  Hospitals continue to be under significant competitive pressure to