Hand hygiene (includes hand washing with
soap and water and/or use of waterless alcohol hand sanitizer) is the
most important thing that can be done to prevent the spread of
infections! Visitors are expected to do hand hygiene when they enter
and again when they leave a patientís room. Employees are expected to
do the same, and therefore patients are encouraged to ask their
healthcare provider to wash their hands before they care for them.
People that have a fever, cough, rash or any disease that can be
spread from person to person should not be visiting patients. Proper
cough etiquette is also expected. If you have a cough, cough into your
sleeve or a tissue (and they throw away the tissue). Then clean your
Our hospital staff is prepared to handle
all types of weather emergencies. For protection during severe weather
Windows will be closed and all window
coverings will be drawn shut
Do not sit or stand next to a window
Do not use the telephone, except in
Patients will be moved to a designated
shelter area, if necessary, and should not return to the patient
room until instructed to do so by hospital staff
If you smell smoke or see flames, contact
a nurse immediately using the call button. When a fire alarm sounds,
stay where you are and wait for further instructions. Evacuation may
not be necessary due to the hospitalís safety fire doors and walls.
Periodic fire drills are held for safety preparedness. Drills are
conducted to ensure our readiness to deal with a potential situation.
Hospital personnel will instruct patients and visitors on proper
If you observe a condition that you feel
is potentially hazardous, such as ice on outdoor walkways, malfunction
of bed controls, liquid spills on floor, please report this to any
hospital staff immediately.