Adventist Health Bakersfield first in county to use new baby identification system


Adventist Health Bakersfield says it is the first hospital in the county to install a new system to help identify newborns in case they go missing. 

The Newborn Safety System, developed by CertaScan Technologies, will allow the hospital to capture high-resolution footprints of newborns that can help identify them if needed for situations such as an abduction or natural disaster. 

“Think of this as a fingerprint for a newborn’s foot,” said Caroline Gardiner, director of maternity care at Adventist Health Bakersfield. “We know this technology will help give new mothers a sense of comfort with their new babies.”

New moms now receive a certificate of their newborn’s footprint and can download a digital copy of the footprint online. 

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