Keeping your baby safe at Community Hospital
Please take a few moments to review the steps we follow to provide infant security and safety during your hospitalization.
- When your baby is born, identification bracelets with matching numbers and an admission band will be placed on the baby's wrist and ankle, and on your wrists. A security sensor will also be applied to your baby's ankle. Should any of these bracelets slide off, please notify the nursing staff immediately. The nurse will check the identification numbers on you and your baby each time he/she releases your baby to you. Your baby will only be released to you.
- Keep the door to your room closed when your baby is with you. If you need to use the bathroom, keep the bathroom door slightly open so you can see your baby at all times. Your baby should be returned to the nursery when you shower. Never leave your baby alone.
- Your baby should only be transported in his/her crib. Please do not walk in the hallway with your baby in your arms. Your baby must remain in the Family Birth Center.
- Only Community Hospital Family Birth Center nursing staff or your family members should assist you in caring for your baby. Do not release your baby to anyone except Family Birth Center nursing staff who are wearing photo identification badges.
Our infant security program includes video surveillance in the Family Birth Center, Nursery, and Main West.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Family Birth Center at extension 4773.