The NewYork-Presbyterian Security Department complements quality patient care by maintaining excellence in the implementation of protective services throughout the medical center and surrounding community. The Security Department strives for the ultimate secure hospital by continually improving and proactively monitoring opportunities and challenges in an ever changing health care environment.

There are six main locations the Security Department serves:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital

The Director of Security at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is responsible for security at the Medical Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and the Westchester Behavioral Health Center.

The Director of Security at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center is responsible for security at that Medical Center, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, and Allen Hospital.


It is the responsibility of the Security Department to provide a safe and secure environment that supports the delivery of patient care. Security tasks can be categorized within three primary operations:

Crime Prevention, through access controls, personnel and or physical security equipment located at building entrances, egress points, and high risk areas. This is effective in preventing unauthorized access and reducing crime in the Hospital.

Crime Detection, through analysis of reported incidents which will allow security to proactively introduce countermeasures to detect and deter adverse activity.

Proactive Risk Assessment, by continually assessing risk and identifying security sensitive areas. Deploying the appropriate measures to reduce risk and limit and prohibit access to unauthorized persons to ensure the security of patients, personnel and assets.