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
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!