At Portage Health, we are committed to providing a safe environment for patients and families. As an active participant in your healthcare, you can lower your risk of injury and make your hospital stay as safe as possible. Patients who are more involved with their care in the hospital tend to do better and stay safer.
Here is how you can make your stay a safe and positive experience:
Here are the safety initiatives at Portage Health to ensure our patients have a safe, supported environment:
If you are worried about yourself as a patient, or a family member who is a patient, you can dial 1000 on any hospital phone for immediate action.
In offering our patients and families the Condition Help option, we want you to know that you are our partner in care. Please talk with your healthcare providers any time about any concerns you have. If you think of questions when your doctor or nurse is not present, write them down so that you can ask them at a later time. Our caring physicians, nurses and staff are here to help.
Josie King FoundationThe Josie King Foundation's mission is to prevent patients from dying or being harmed by medical errors. They provide several tools like a patient journal and even a smartphone app.
ConsumerMedSafety.orgConsumerMedSafety is brought to you by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)—the nation's only nonprofit organization of pharmacists, nurses, and doctors devoted entirely to safe medication practices. You can sign up for medication alerts.
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