Utica, NY (WIBX) - Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare is restricting the number of entrances at its St. Luke's Campus.

Starting Wednesday, the public entrances will include the Main Lobby, OB Care Center, Professional Office Building, Allen-Calder Main Entrance and the Emergency Department.

Hospital officials say the decease in the number of unattended entrances will increase the safety and security of patients, visitors and employees.

The five entrances closed to the public will still be accessible by I-D badges used by employees and medical staff.

All visitors will continue to use the Emergency Department entrance between 9:00 p.m and 5:00 a.m.