Safety & Security
DO NOT LEAVE PERSONAL ITEMS IN YOUR ROOM. The hospital will not accept responsibility for valuables lift in your room. Personal belongings kept with you are your responsibility. We strongly encourage your family members to hold extra cash, medications, credit cards, wallets, jewelry, etc., until you are discharged from the hospital.
If arrangements cannot be made, our nursing or registration staff will provide you with a safe method for securing your valuables. A claim check will be provided for you so that only you and a designee will have access to your valuable possessions.
Eyeglasses, Dentures, Hearing Aids
Eyeglasses, dentures and hearing aids can be a critical part of your life. These items require special care and should be placed in protective containers to prevent loss or damage. Take care not to leave any of these items on your meal tray or lying on your bed, as they may be disposed of inadvertently and lost.
If you have brought an electric razor, hair dryer or other small appliances, please give it to a member of our nursing staff to have a safety check performed by or maintenance department. These items can not be used until checked for potential hazards.
Leaving the Unit
If you wish to leave a unit, you must check with your nurse to ensure your doctor has given approval. Please let your staff know where you will be, when you are leaving and when you will return.
Fire drills are performed periodically, so you should not be alarmed if a “Code Red” is announced. Visitors are requested to remain calm and follow the directions given by the hospital staff. Do not use elevators until the “All Clear” is announced.
Falls & Accidents
Accidents can happen anywhere and occasionally accidental falls occur while receiving health care services. We want your visit here to be as pleasant as possible. For your personal safety, always ask your nurse for assistance rather than attempting an action or movement that might result in an accidental strain or fall. Utmost care is urged if you get out of bed alone or walk unassisted to the bathroom.