Leominster, MA – Recently, two Emergency Call Boxes were installed on the UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Leominster Campus as part of the Federal Emergency Management Grant and a partnership with Leominster Police Chief Robert Healey and the Leominster Police Department.
The new call boxes are solar powered emergency towers that are environmentally friendly, self sustaining and utilize green technology. When the button on the call box is pressed, a short automated message states that there is an emergency and which parking lot you are located in, the call then goes directly to the Leominster Police Department via 911.
Emergency Call Box locations:
1. Front of the hospital in lower parking lot
2. Back of the hospital in the rear parking lot
“The great partnership the hospital has with the Chief of Police and the Leominster Police Department has been advantageous in developing new programs, installing new technology and planning emergency management drills,” stated Scott Martin, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital Director of Public Safety & Emergency Management.
As always, the safety of our patients, community and staff is a top priority and our goal is to install more call boxes on the Leominster Campus as well as on the Burbank Campus in the near future.
If you have any questions, please call Scott Martin, Director of Public Safety & Emergency Management, 978-466-2500.
From left to right – Testing the Emergency Call Boxes: Scott Martin, Director of Public Safety & Emergency Management, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital and Brendan Windward, Engineering, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital.