RANSON, W.Va. - The obstetrics department at West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital recently installed a state-of-the art infant armband security system.
According to Sandy Martin, OB nurse manager, installation began in 2009 and the final phase of the project was completed this month. Now that the infant security system is operational, visitor and patients must be buzzed into the department to gain access. Additionally, all newborns now receive highly sensitive arm or leg bands to monitor their location on the unit.
“At Jefferson Memorial Hospital, we continue to look at ways to improve service for the community and this long-awaited infant security system is another example of this effort,” Martin said, adding, “We know that large hospitals already have these systems in place and we want our patients to feel the same sense of security in our small hospital that they would feel in a larger institution.”