Partner in Your Care

You are the most important member of your health care team. There are many ways to participate in your care at UTMB Health. We encourage you to speak openly with your health care team, take part in your treatment choices, and promote your own safety by being involved with your care.

Know Your Rights

You have rights and a role regarding your treatment and care. This brochure has questions and answers to help you learn about your rights and role as a patient. Knowing your rights and role can help you make better decisions about your care. Download the Brochure >>

Know Your Rights

Speak Up if you have questions or concerns.

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 >>

Speak up

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...

Hand Hygiene

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. More...

Patient Identification

The National Patient Safety Foundation


The National Patient Safety Foundation’s vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. They offer many useful tools and resources, such as factsheets and guidelines that you can use to guide you through your patient care experience.

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