Security

Visitor and Building Security

You will need to sign-in at the front desk to assure safety and acknowledgment of presence within the hospital. Sign in at the front desk between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m, and sign in with Security after 9:00 p.m. All visitors must obtain a Visitor identification pass from the front desk or Security when they sign in. Depending upon a patients health status, visiting hours may be restricted or limited. Special care units will designate their own visiting hours dependent upon patient and unit needs. Nursing or Security, depending upon the patient or hospital needs, may limit the number of guests visiting a patient at any given time. 

Patient Safety

Employee Identification Badges

All employees should introduce themselves when they enter your room, and all must wear a Bon Secours St. Francis Health System identification badge. On the Labor & Delivery and Mother & Infant Units, only staff with pink identification badges are permitted to leave a room with an infant.

Patient Identification Bracelets

Make sure your healthcare provider confirms your identity (checks your wristband or asks your name) before he or she administers any medication or treatment.

Parent and Baby ID Bracelets

On the fourth floor (the Labor & Delivery and Mother & Infant Units), there are special security measures in place to ensure that every baby is safe and secure. Each infant is fitted with a small ankle bracelet after birth. This bracelet alerts the security system if it travels beyond designated areas on the floor, automatically closing doors to the floor and alerting staff. If your infant's bracelet needs to be adjusted, please let your nurse know. Mom's hospital bracelet matches baby's, and the staff checks often to make sure the two are perfectly matched.

Infant Safety

On the Mother & Infant Unit, portable cradles must always be used to hold or transport baby in hallways. This ensures that baby is always secure and helps prevent any falls or injuries.