At the Birth & Family Center, we are confident that our security procedures will make you feel safe and comfortable during your stay. The maternity, labor and delivery, nursery and neonatal intensive care units are all locked units. These areas are visually monitored by the department staff and the security department 24 hours a day.

To assure your newborn’s safety and security, birth identification bands will be placed on you and your infant immediately after birth. These bands will remain on until you are discharged from the hospital. Maternity staff will check the bands each time you and your baby are separated. In addition, every baby wears a security alarm bracelet that monitors the baby’s location, assuring the highest level of safety for your newborn.