SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Cottage Health announced that they will soon implement new security measures for visitors in their hospitals.
Starting March 1, photos will be taken of visitors at the hospitality desks when they check in. These pictures will be printed on the daily visitor passes and will help hospital staff more quickly identify authorized visitors within the hospital.
Minors under the age of 14 will be given passes only including a photo of the adult they are with.
Cottage Health said they are continuously evaluating security procedures. They partner with independent agencies to help keep their hospital safe.
Cottage Health thanks the community's support and help in protecting patients, hospital staff and the visitors.