The Pyxis ScrubStation® is an automated system that electronically secures, tracks and distributes "scrubs." This new version of the ScrubStation offers mobile alert capabilities to enable time-sensitive response by hospital support personnel. Issues such as stock-outs and return stations reaching full capacity will trigger an automated alert via e-mail, various paging systems or other mobile devices. Support personnel can then attend to the situation in a timely manner. To help control access, the Pyxis ScrubStation system offers the Pyxis® BioID fingerprint identification system. This feature verifies a user's identity with a fingerprint scan before granting access to the ScrubStation unit. Since fingerprints are unique and cannot be shared like conventional passwords, this method helps ensure only authorized users access the unit.