Everyone has a role in making health care safe, including your
doctors, nurses and many health care technicians—and it includes you
and your family. As a patient, you can make your care safer by being an
active, involved and informed member of your health care team. Download the Brochure >>
Hand HygieneIt's Okay to Ask!
It's okay to ask anyone who enters your room, whether it's your
doctor, nurse, or a visitor, if they have performed hand hygiene before
entering. Practicing proper hand hygiene is important to preventing the
spread of germs and potential infections. More...
Proper Patient IdentificationTwo Methods of Identification
For your protection, it is important that we positively identify you prior to every test, treatment, procedure or service provided. For this reason, staff will regularly ask you to state your name, verify your date of birth, and/or verify your hospital identification (ID) band. Do not be afraid to tell a health care professional if you think he/she has confused you with another patient.