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Gila Regional Medical Center

1313 E 32nd Street
Silver City, New Mexico 88061

Phone: (575) 538-4000
Fax (575) 538-9714

Gila Regional is committed to ensuring a safe environment for our patients, visitors, and staff. We encourage our patients (and their family members) to ask questions about their treatment and to be actively involved in their care and safety.

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Your Needs & Safety

We encourage you to participate in your care and help us as much as you can. Ask questions, let us know what you like, and speak up if you have a concern.

You may meet a number of our caregivers who will help with your care­, from your doctors and nurses to technologists who take an X-ray or run a lab test, nursing assistants, pharmacists, social workers, nutrition assistants, and others.

Here are a few things to expect while you're a patient.

• Our caregivers should wash their hands before examining you. Regular hand-washing is a very effective way to prevent infections.

• We will routinely double-check your name and wristband before giving you medicine, tests and procedures.

• More patients than you might think have a high risk of falling, which can cause injury. If you are at risk for falling, a caregiver will help you in the bathroom. Many falls in hospitals take place in the bathroom, and we want to keep you safe and healthy.

• During your stay at the hospital we will check your vital signs regularly, even at night. We promote rest and sleep, but we also need to wake you for check-ups requested by your doctor. We want to make sure you are safe and doing well!

Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative -- Hold Me Close!Gila Regional is working to be part of a program happening all over the world called the

Baby-Friendly Health Initiative

A Baby-Friendly(TM) Hospital does all it can to help you:

-- to start and keep on breastfeeding your baby

-- to safely make and feed your baby formula, if you cannot breastfeed

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