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Maintaining a Safe and Welcoming Environment are Top Priorities for New Visitor Management Process


In the event you or your patients will be visiting SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in the future, we wanted to make you aware of a new visitor screening process at Cardinal Glennon that will enhance patient safety. 


Sherlyn Hailstone, president of SSM Cardinal Glennon, says that entrance screening and badging is becoming a nationwide trend at pediatric hospitals as an important part of the standard of care. 

“This new process is a proactive way to keep our patients, families and visitors safe, as well as showing them how we do it,” Hailstone said. “Screening visitors and providing badges puts the right measures in place at the right time - when visitors first arrive on campus.”


The welcoming and family friendly process will be quick and easy for patients, referring physicians and visitors. “Typically, we will screen and print a badge within 30 to 45 seconds,” said Rick Hubbard, Team Leader for Security.  


Visitors will need to show a form of identification, such as a Driver’s License or school-issued ID card. Visitors without an ID will have their photo taken and printed on their visitor badge.


SSM Physician Organization or Glennon Care physicians may bypass the visitor screening process if they wear their employee ID badges when entering the hospital at the Main Entrance. Badges must be worn above the waist and visible to the screening staff. Any employee arriving without an ID badge is screened, which requires showing a form of identification, and is issued a temporary badge.


The new visitor management process is scheduled to begin in November at the Main Entrance and Emergency Department. 


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