Woman’s Hospital Installs Infrared Body Temperature Detector to Reduce COVID Screening Time

September 10, 2020
Temp Check 1 BATON ROUGE, La. -- In an effort to reduce wait times to enter the facility and improve processes around COVID-19 precautions, Woman’s Hospital has installed an infrared body temperature detector in its Physician Office Building. This technology allows for zero-contact temperature check with high accuracy. It works by taking a person’s temperature through the wrist and forehead as they walk through the scanner.

“This new device will allow us to screen more than 70 people per minute, while also reducing the number of staff needed to monitor the entrance,” said Amy Beal, manager of patient services for Woman’s Hospital.

Woman’s continues to take precautions to protect patients and staff against COVID-19, including mask usage, limited visitation and temperature checks. Learn more at womans.org/coronavirus.