Eastern Maine Medical Center Implements Security Screening Process in ED

Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor announced a new security screening process in its emergency department.

As of Nov. 29, patients and visitors entering the ED will walk through a metal detector and items such as backpacks, purses and packages will be screened by an X-ray. Patients with a life-threatening condition will bypass the security process and receive immediate treatment.

The new security process was not prompted by an increase in dangerous objects brought into the ED, but an effort to provide the highest level of safety to patients, visitors and workers, according to the release.

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