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Labette Health Enhances Patient, Staff and Visitor Safety

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Hospital news

PARSONS, KANSAS – Labette Health has announced the implementation of enhanced security protocols to ensure certain locations within the facility remain protected from unnecessary visitors and disruption of patient care while maintaining staff and patient safety.

“Your safety and your families’ safety in our hospital is of the upmost importance to us,” said Kathi McKinney, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.

The enhanced implementation includes the ability to secure access, upon the ending of daily visiting hours, to various areas of the hospital including the main entrance, inpatient areas and medical office buildings.

“We seek to provide the best possible care to our patients and foster a safe environment for healing,” said Neil Springer, Security Coordinator. “To keep staff, patients and visitors safe, we currently use a range of security measures, including the use of cameras, duress alarms for staff members and electronic access control systems for unauthorized areas.”

The hospital’s visiting hours policy is 7am to 8:30pm. After visiting hours are over, the only visitor access will be through the Emergency Room’s (ER) main entrance. Authorized visitors wishing to visit patients staying overnight in the hospital will be requested to complete the login sheet and present proper identification before access is available to patient care areas.

“We understand the important role that visitors and support persons play,” said Springer. “Every effort is made to ensure that our patients’ support person is embraced as a valued member of the care team while providing a safe and healing environment at the same time.”

Additional visiting hours and policies can be found on Labette Health’s website at