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  • For Your Child's Safety

  • At Hasbro Children's Hospital, we focus on the safety of your child and our staff. To ensure safety at all times, please be familiar with the policies below.

    Fire Drills
    We conduct fire drills to ensure the safety of all people in our building. During a drill, a nurse will close the door to your child's room as a routine procedure. In the event of a drill or a real fire during your child's stay, please follow all instructions given by the hospital staff.

    Electrical Equipment
    Please be sure that radios, tape recorders, hair dryers or other items that you bring in for your child are battery-operated. This is a hospital regulation.

    Smoking Policy
    Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the hospital, garden/play yard area, or in any other building on the Rhode Island Hospital campus. Smoking outdoors is restricted to designated smoking areas that offer protection from inclement weather conditions. The smoking area closest to Hasbro Children's Hospital is located next to public parking lot A, which is just off the circular driveway leading to the entrances of the Rhode Island Hospital Main Building and Hasbro Children's Hospital.

    Security
    Our security department provides around-the-clock security. If you have any concerns, please call 401-444-5221.

    Identification
    Employees, volunteers and students wear photo identification badges that list their names and departments. If a badge is not clearly visible, please request identification from any person who asks you questions, transports your child or provides medical treatment. Patients' families are advised to never allow their child to be transported or cared for by anyone who is not wearing a photo ID badge with a dolphin logo on it.

    Access to the Hospital
    For security reasons, you must use the Rhode Island Hospital main entrance or the emergency department entrance after 8 p.m.; all other doors are locked.

    For more information about security, please call 401-444-5221.