Patient Safety

We hope you do not need hospitalization, but if you do, we want to make your stay with us as comfortable and safe as possible. We encourage you to become an active member of your own healthcare team. Many medical advances are the result of new technology. However, this also results in a more complex system and increases the potential for errors to occur.

Be sure to talk to your doctor, ask questions, listen and make certain you understand the answers.

When it comes to your care, we encourage you to Speak Up! when you have concerns.

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority provides a helpful resource, "Consumer Tips Guide for Patients and Their Families."

Medication safety means taking the right medication, at the right time and in the right way. Doing so can improve health and save lives. Visit for a free resource that will help keep your medications in line. Print schedules and have medication and refill reminders sent to you by text or e-mail.

Our goal is to eliminate all hospital acquired patient infections. Avoiding contagious diseases like the common cold, strep throat, and the flu is important to everyone. Here are five easy things you can do to fight the spread of infection.