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Patient Safety

Patient Identification

When you are admitted to the hospital, you’re going to hear one question over and over ... What’s your name and date of birth, please? We know it can be annoying to have to repeat your name and date of birth so often, but it’s for your safety.

When you arrive, you will receive a wristband with your name, date of birth, and additional identifying information that you will wear at all times during your stay. Before we administer medication or provide any treatment, we will check or scan your wristband and ask you to verify your name and date of birth.

Patient Privacy (HIPAA)

St. Claire HealthCare is committed to protecting your patient privacy. We are required by law to maintain the privacy of your protected health information and to provide you with a notice of our legal duties and privacy practices with respect to protected health information.

View a full copy of our Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) statement.

Protect yourself from falls.

You may find yourself weak, dizzy, or unsteady on your feet. To keep yourself safe and avoid a fall, please follow these recommendations:

  • Use your call button for help getting out of bed.
  • Wear non-slip socks or footwear.
  • Keep items like your remote, glasses, tissues, etc., within easy reach.
  • If you use a wheelchair, make sure the wheels are locked anytime you get in or out of it and never step on the footrest.