Safety & Security
Everyone who works at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is committed to providing exceptional care in an exceptional environment. That’s why we have a number of systems, policies and teams in place to focus on one thing – the safety of our patients.
We enforce a strict approach to security at all University of Michigan hospitals. Our Security & Entrance Services team monitors all building main entrances, some of which are equipped with U-M ID-reader devices to ensure only authorized individuals can enter. In addition, all stairwells are locked and many are equipped with U-M ID-reader devices. Our staff is trained to prevent and respond to security issues and we ask that patients, families and visitors do their part by reporting any concerns directly to a nurse or other available staff member.
IdentificationAll employees must wear U-M ID while on duty. If someone approaches you without a U-M ID, feel free to ask to see his or her identification. If the person fails to produce an identification card, immediately notify a nurse or staff member. Remember, a white coat or stethoscope is not a substitute for a U-M ID badge.
All patients are fitted with identification – either a wristband or ID tape placed on the body – and our youngest patients (infants and small children) wear an additional security band.
As part of our TAG, You’re It program, all visitors must be badged, as well. Badges are dated and coded to indicate which floor the guest is visiting. This way, staff can easily identify and assist individuals who are the wrong floor. Visitor badges are available at the Mott Lobby Admitting Desk, at all Mott nursing stations, or from Unit Hosts. If you have any questions, call Mott Community Relations at 734-764-6874.
Additional security features
- Our Child Protection Team provides consultation and management of suspected child abuse and neglect cases.
- We have a specialized Infant Monitoring System.
- We adhere to strict privacy policies and all HIPAA guidelines to ensure the confidentiality of our patients’ health information.