If the wrong person tries to take a newborn out of St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, doors will lock, elevators will shut down and alarms will sound all over the place. The heightened security is part of a new million dollar alert system called HUGS.
At the nursing station, an alarm will sound and pagers will go off alerting staff a baby is on the move. Computer screens identify where the baby is.
On overhead speakers throughout the hospital, ‘it's a Code Pink.’ If someone tries to take the stairs, another alarm sounds.
With doors locked, elevators inoperable, the baby is going nowhere. It all happens electronically with signals sent from an electronic leg band.
You cannot cut it off. You cannot tear it off. In fact, the only way it can be removed is by a special device at the nursing station.