Bayhealth is pleased to welcome Frank J. Taormina, CPP, CHPA, CLSD, as the Director of Safety and Security.
Taormina will provide leadership and oversight of Bayhealth’s Safety and Security Department and serve as Bayhealth’s Safety Officer and Chair of the Environment of Care and Emergency Management Committees. He is an author, educator and law enforcement and security professional with demonstrated experience in high level security and law enforcement arenas.
A New York City police officer for more than 20 years, Taormina worked in special operations and in the mounted officer unit. After retiring, he transitioned into health care security at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. He also directed security at Jacobi Medical Center, NYU Medical Center & School of Medicine, and Jewish Home Lifecare, all of New York City. He also directed security efforts at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
“As a cop stationed in Brooklyn, I worked with physicians, social workers and other health care workers in child protective services at Maimonides,” he said. “When they were looking for a Security Director, they called me and it just seemed natural for me. I could do all I could do as a police officer and also help people.”
Taormina came to Bayhealth “temporarily” six months ago, planning to work as an interim director for only four weeks until a permanent director could be hired.
“However, Bayhealth was such a good fit for me, I liked the people I worked with and the community, so I applied for the full-time position,” he said.
A graduate of the Police Academy in New York City, Taormina has taught security classes at New York University, Metropolitan College of New York and Pace University. He is a Board-Certified Protection Professional (CPP®) through ASIS International, a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) through the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety Commission, and a Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD) through the American Hotel & Lodging Education Institute.