Pros and Cons: Protection Dogs in Hospitals for Security

K9s represent an effective way to prevent and reduce hospital violence and increase safety for patients, staff and visitors. This panel discussion explores the pros and cons of using protection dogs in hospitals and/or hospital emergency rooms. Presenters currently work in hospitals using protection dogs or with security companies providing canines for hospital security.


  • Mark Bosque, Founder & CEO, K9 X-Factor
  • Marcus Brown, K9 Security Officer, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Mike Dunning, Principal Consultant, The Healthcare Security Consulting Group, LLC
  • Michael Vestino, Dr, PH, MHA, EML, FACHE, Vice President of Support Services, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
  • Enox, K9 Officer

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