| Infant & Child Security Measures
The safety of your infant is very important to us. Our Family Birthing Center is a locked unit. Only Family Birthing Center personnel should take the baby from your room. Employees of this unit wear an ID badge with a pink border and the St. Cloud Hospital logo. A white coat is not adequate identification. When someone comes to take your baby, you always have the right to go along with the person and your baby.
St. Cloud Hospital Family Birthing Center
Patient & Visitor Information
From 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays;
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekends:
• Drop off patient at the South Entrance. Park in the South Ramp.
• Proceed to Admitting near the South Entrance.
From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays;
1 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekends:
• Drop off patient at the Emergency Entrance, and park in the South Ramp.
• Registration will occur in the Emergency Trauma Center.
• At discharge, please park your car in the designated 10-minute discharge parking area right outside the Family Birthing Center on the top floor of the South Ramp.
Park in the South Ramp.
From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m:
• Enter through the South Ramp Entrance.
Take the South Ramp Elevator to Floor 3.
• Speak to the receptionist, giving patient’s first and last name to gain access.
From 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.:
• Enter through the Emergency Entrance. Take the Center Elevator to Floor 3, and follow posted
directions to the Family Birthing Center.
• At intercom, speak to the receptionist, giving patient’s first and last name to gain access.
For more information call: (320) 255-5745
Download visitor information in PDF
Other safety tips
Do not leave your baby alone in your room. If you plan on walking in the halls or going to the patient lounge, place your baby in the crib and take him or her with you. If you plan to shower or use the bathroom, move the crib near the bathroom and leave the bathroom door open. Pull your privacy curtain in front of the doorway.
Question unfamiliar people entering your room or inquiring about your infant -- even if they are in hospital attire or seem to have a reason for being there. Alert the nurses’ station immediately of anyone suspicious.
Contact your nurse if anyone comes in and suggests it is time for tests or lab work you don’t know about. Always call the nurses’ station and notify them before anyone other than a nurse who you recognize takes the baby.
No one should carry your baby out of the room in their arms. Anyone trying to do so should be reported at once!
Know your nurses’ names.
Your infant will have his or her photo and footprints taken for security.
Right after delivery, your baby will receive an ID band and a security umbilical tag transmitter, unless brought to the NICU. You will receive a matching band for your wrist.
When your nurse brings your baby to you, he or she will ask you to read the number printed on your ID band to ensure it matches your child's ID band.
If you go to the nursery to get your baby, we will do the same identification procedure. Anyone picking up the baby from the nursery must be wearing the matching, printed ID band.
It may no longer be safe to use outdoor decorations to announce an infant’s arrival, such as balloons, large floral wreaths, wooden storks and other lawn ornaments, or social networking sites.
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Center for Advanced Maternal, Fetal & Newborn Care
Perinatology Clinic (320) 229-4913
Family Birthing Center (320) 255-5745
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (320) 255-5742