removed from the hospital's seventh-floor nursery. Staff quickly
responded to the "CODE PINK" alert, and security officials thwarted
the abduction, recovered the infant unharmed and returned him to the
safety of maternity ward staff.
In the last 22 years, there have been 233 infant abductions in the
United States - half of these abductions occurred from healthcare
facilities. VeriChip's RFID infant protection systems are designed to
combat not only infant abductions, but also accidental infant
mismatchings. According to the Journal of Healthcare Protection
Management, mismatching incidents occur an estimated 20,000 times
annually. VeriChip's infant protection systems are currently installed
in approximately 900 U.S. hospitals.