Lee Health Announces New Security Measure Visitors to be Issued Fast Pass ID Badges

(Fort Myers, Fla. – May 1, 2017) --- Visitors to HealthPark Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida will encounter a change when they enter the hospitals starting in May. To enhance security, a Fast Pass identification system is being installed at the public entrances. Visitors will be required to show state issued I.D. or passport and will be issued a photo name badge to wear while in the hospitals.

Fast Pass is an identification system that rapidly prints an adhesive photo badge. Lee Memorial Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center currently use the Fast Pass system, and similar systems are often used in school systems and by cruise lines.

“We continually evaluate our security protocols to provide the safest environment possible for our patients and visitors,” says Steve Marz, director of security. “This system will allow us to know who is coming into the hospital and the reason for their visit.” The badges are each good for just one day.

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Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org

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