HUNTINGTON, NY – To provide the safest environment possible for patients, visitors and staff, Huntington Hospital will be installing a new visitor management identification system at main entry points of the hospital.
When the new stations are operational, all adult visitors will be required to present a government-issued ID upon arriving at the stations. The person’s ID will be scanned into the new system to generate a stick-on visitor pass, which visitors will place on their clothing. The entire process will take approximately one minute.
The new stations will be operational by the end of the year.
The new visitor management ID system is the hospital’s latest effort to enhance security.
“We appreciate everyone’s cooperation with this new system, which will provide an additional level of security to ensure the safety of our patients, their loved ones and staff,” said Randy Howard, vice president of operations at Huntington Hospital. “The one minute that a person spends going through this process will help make for a more secure environment in the hospital.”
Similar security measures have either been implemented or are being put in place at other Northwell Health hospitals.
For more information about this new security measure at Huntington Hospital, call Patrick Ilnitzki, director of security, at 631-351-2523.