Hospital security changed after 1998 baby abduction

June 15, 2018

Security in maternity wards in Florida hospitals has changed dramatically in the 20 years since a baby was abducted from what is now UF Health Jacksonville, according to an article on the News4Jax website.

Employees at Memorial Hospital said if a baby nears an exit or an area where a baby is not supposed to be, an alarm goes off, everyone in the labor and delivery unit is alerted and, if necessary, every exit of the hospital can be locked down.

Jill Bodden, director of the Woman's and Children's Center at Memorial Hospital, said part of the safety net includes dozens of monitored security cameras and frequent checks of any foreign object leaving the labor and delivery unit which could contain a hidden baby.

Delivery boxes and housekeeping carts are searched as well, and there's limited access for employees and visiting families. 

Read the article.



See the latest posts on our homepage


Topic Area: Security

Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Atlanta coronavirus field hospital to be reopened

The facility was first turned into a 200-bed alternative care location in April


Joint Commission testing virtual surveys

A new format is being used for physical environment surveys


Boston company offers to build ‘sanitization stations' for local healthcare workers

These temporary shower can be installed inside or outside workers' homes


Q&A: Mobile ABHR dispensers

Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to mobile ABHR dispensers


Mask-strapped healthcare facilities turn to mask-cleaning system

Issues with availability of materials is contributing to the shortages


Post Comment


News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.