Patient and Visitor Safety
ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital, formerly ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital, has the following safety policies in place to ensure your child’s safety.
- The Hugs System. Hugs Tags are small tags placed on one leg of infants and children hospitalized at ProMedica Russell J. Ebied Children’s Hospital. The tags electronically communicate with a monitoring system and send out a warning if an infant or child has either left or been removed from his or her specific hospital floor.
- Patient and Parent / Guardian Identification Bands. Identification bands are placed on all children hospitalized at ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital. Expect every staff member to check your child’s ID band and verify your child’s identity before drawing blood, performing tests, giving medications or blood products, and before surgery. You’re also given ID bands and asked to wear them to help the staff identify you as your child's primary caregiver.
- Employee identification. Each employee of ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital should be in uniform and display an employee identification badge. If a badge is not visible, feel free to ask to see it.
- Locked units. All units in ProMedica Russell J. Ebied Children's Hospital are locked. Parents and visitors must have a visitor badge to access the Newborn ICU, Pediatric ICU, and pediatric floors.
Parents or designated primary caregivers are welcome at their child’s bedside 24 hours a day. All other visitors need to be cleared or accompanied by the child’s parents, legal guardians, or custodians.
Our security department operates 24 hours a day, seven days per week, and can be reached at 419-291-4128.