Safety & Security
During your stay, call the nursery or security at any time, especially if you are concerned about anyone or anything.
Keeping Your Baby Safe
In order to keep your baby safe and secure in the hospital, please follow these guidelines:
Security Code Bracelets
All infants are given security (code alert) bracelets soon after they’re born. In addition to our routine hospital security, this added measure of protection gives new parents peace of mind that their baby is safe and sound.
The code alert bracelet is a safety measure used by Lexington Medical Center to help protect your baby from abduction.
- When your baby is born, a small transmitter is applied to the baby’s ankle using a strip of material like a bandaid.
- The transmitter will cause an alarm to sound if the band is cut or someone tries to remove it. It will also generate an alarm if your baby is in an area close to an open exit door or an open elevator.
- You may also hear a door lock as your baby passes by the door. If you are pushing your baby in the hall and pass an open door, please be aware that an alarm will sound and a nurse will immediately come to make sure your baby is safe.
- The transmitter remains on your baby during the entire hospital stay, until baby is discharged.
Birth Center Resources
Answers to frequently asked questions about the birth center guidelines and procedures.
Feel at home while you focus on the wonder and joy of bringing new life into the world.
Our Special Care Nursery, located close to our labor and delivery unit, is designed for newborns who need special care and attention.