SOMC’s McKinnon Published

Joseph McKinnon, manager of the Security Services at Southern Ohio Medical Center, has written an article published in the Winter 2008 issue of the “Journal of Healthcare Protection Management,” a nationally-recognized publication of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS).

McKinnon is the author of “Infant Abduction: Taking A New Look at ‘False’ Alarms.” The article discusses complacent responses and negative attitudes toward “false” infant protection situations and the need to see these alarms as an opportunity to test total response systems, rather than as a nuisance.

McKinnon earned his associate’s degree in Corrections Technology from Shawnee State University in 1978 and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1996.

McKinnon previously worked in the Portsmouth City Municipal Court, as investigator for Scioto County Children’s Services and as probation officer for the Common Pleas Court of Scioto County. He was an officer with the Portsmouth Police Department for 21 years. McKinnon joined the staff of SOMC in March of 2006.