Family Birthplace:
Patient Safety

Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for you and your baby during your stay. Unique uniforms (scrubs) and photo nametags identify Family Birthplace staff. Students may have different colored scrubs, but will also have a nametag. These are the only people authorized to have direct contact with your baby.

The nursery door is locked at all times. Only Family Birthplace staff and approved hospital staff (lab and x-ray, for example) have access to the Newborn Nursery or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Only you and one other person you choose may take the baby from the nursery. You must show your ID band so the numbers can be matched with the baby's ID band. The nurses will check the mother's ID band with the baby's ID band every time you are given your baby.

Your baby's safety is your responsibility when he is in your room. Never leave your baby alone. When you take a shower or bath, have someone watch your baby - family, friends or hospital staff, someone you can trust.