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New security measures for Franciscan Health East

Franciscan Health East is taking some safety precautions on campus. The hospital is making changes to ensure the safety of everyone in the building.

Posted: Feb 12, 2019 10:45 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- Franciscan Health is cracking down on security at its East campus. The hospital is making changes to ensure the safety of everyone in the building.

The new security measures include closing all entrances at 8 p.m. daily. Guests will be allowed to exit any entrance but will only be allowed to re-enter the building through the south entrance. The south entrance, where the emergency center is located, will remain open 24/7. 

The center for women and children entrance will remain open for expecting mothers only.

Among the new security measures, visitation hours have also changed. Guests are allowed to visit every day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. A reminder will be announced each night when visiting hours are over. 

Terry Wilson, President and CEO of Franciscan Alliance Hospital in Western Indiana, said past experiences are what led to the changes.

"We've had incidents where we didn't think our staff were safe and we've had incidents where people brought things into the hospital that they shouldn't, that doesn't make for a safe hospital," said Wilson. 

Wildon said the changes are all about providing good and safe service.

"A good sized hospital at night can't have people wandering to places that they don't have business. We're responsible for everybody in that building; every patient, every visitor, every staff person."

The changes officially started on Monday. 

Wilson told News 18 Franciscan welcomes the community's input in regards to the new changes. 

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