Your Newborn’s Safety - Parents as Partners Program

The safety and well-being of our babies is very important to our team. It is one of our top priorities. We have a Parents as Partners Program that provides layers of safety and protection.

Key elements:

  • Maternity Center staff members all wear easily recognizable photo ID badges with a specialized logo
  • All new caregivers will be introduced to you by your nurse
  • Your baby will remain in your room, under your direct care and supervision
  • Your caregivers and your baby’s physician are the only person who should take your baby out of your room, and you are encouraged to accompany your baby.
  • You are encouraged to always verify any caregiver with the Charge Nurse or Nurse Manager if needed
  • Our state-of-the-art electronic band system includes a small plastic transmitter that is attached to your baby’s ankle after birth. If your baby is brought close to any of the exit doors, an alarm will be sounded
  • All entrances onto the unit are locked. Visitors will need to press a button and speak into the intercom to announce their visit to be buzzed in by staff.
  • Video cameras, monitored at the nurses’ station, track all comings and goings on the unit
  • Matching ID bands will be placed on the mother, baby and support person right after the birth
  • Baby footprints, thumb prints and infant photo will be taken for ID purposes after birth
  • Hospital-wide protective system is in place so all staff at Mission help in your baby’s protection
  • Parents are educated on Newborn Safety through our maternity classes. At the hospital nurses will review our Parents as Partners Program. Parents will sign acknowledgment and receive a copy for their records