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LRGH’s Family Birthplace First in NH with State of the Art Newborn Safety System

4/21/2017
LACONIA, NH – Lakes Region General Hospital is the first hospital in the state of New Hampshire to provide the Newborn Safety System from CertaScan Technologies.
 
The system allows the hospital to capture high resolution newborn footprints which can be used for precise identification in situations like an abduction, lost baby or natural disaster.
 
The Newborn Safety System has garnered the attention and praise from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and has been included as a recommendation for hospitals in its most recent Infant Security Guidelines. The digital foot prints and security photo can be stored efficiently in the newborn’s electronic medical record. And, much like finger prints, foot prints are a biometric, unique to each baby, so they can be used for identification throughout a lifetime.
 
Each new mom receives an attractive certificate of her newborn’s footprint during her stay.  When she returns home, she can visit firstfootprint.com to enhance the certificate with colors, different fonts and borders. She can also download a digital copy of her baby’s footprint.  These additional benefits are provided as a gift from LRGH’s Family Birthplace and at no cost to moms.
 
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.
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