Safety and Security

Fire and Disaster Drills
For your protection, the hospital conducts fire and disaster drills regularly. If a drill occurs while you are here, please remain in your room and do not become alarmed. The Hospital is a fire-resistant building and the staff is trained in fire protection and disaster management.

Oxygen
Special regulations are in effect in areas where patients are receiving oxygen. Electrically operated equipment and aerosol products are not permitted in these areas. Absolutely no smoking is permitted in any room where oxygen is in use or on standby.

Medications
Medications you take while in the hospital are prescribed by your doctor, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy, and administered by a nurse. On occasion, patients are permitted to administer their own drugs or keep personal medications at their bedsides with their doctor's consent.

Prescriptions given to you when you leave may be filled at any area pharmacy. Your nurse will provide you with a list of local pharmacies and their hours, if you need one.

Electrical Equipment
If you bring any electrical equipment into the Hospital that would need to be plugged in (radio, shaver, computer, etc.), it will need to be inspected and tagged by the Engineering Department. The nurse will contact them for you.

Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs are available on all nursing units, but getting in and out of them without assistance may be hazardous. Please ask for help from a member of the hospital staff.