For your protection, Hammond-Henry Hospital conducts fire and disaster drills on a regular basis. If a drill occurs while you are here, please remain in your room and do not be alarmed. The hospital is a fire-resistant building and our staff is trained in fire prevention and protection.
Special regulations are in effect in areas where patients are receiving oxygen. Electrically-operated equipment and aerosol products are not permitted in these areas.
To safeguard the well-being of patients, visitors, and employees, Hammond-Henry Hospital is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is prohibited in all hospital areas, including offices, patient rooms, and grounds.
At Hammond-Henry Hospital, one of our biggest concerns is the safety of patients that are admitted to the hospital. To ensure security you should consider the following:
- All hospital employees wear a white ID badge, that has the hospital logo, employee name and position printed on the badge. If you witness any person that presents himself as an employee, but does not have a name badge you should, activate the call light and report this to your nurse immediately.
- You should be familiar with the hospital personnel who work in the area.
- You may encounter other hospital staff during your hospital stay such as environmental, imaging, lab and nutrition services. A volunteer may drop by to deliver flowers or mail. If you have any questions or are unsure about any of these people, press your call light and someone from the nurses’ station will assist you.
- You should wash your hands often and when leaving your room.
- Our staff will make regular patient safety and comfort rounds every one to two hours.
Child Patient Safety and Security
- One nurse per shift is assigned to care for children who are patients. All who enter the room should introduce themselves and state the specific purpose for their visit.
- Children up to the age of 13 must have an adult present with them at all times. If a parent/guardian is unable to be with the child, please inform the nurse.
- Children 13-18 years of age may be allowed to stay in the hospital and be monitored less frequently than younger children. .
- Children with infectious diseases should stay in their rooms.
- No one can take a child from the room unless they are identified and recognized as an appropriate staff member. Parents may accompany children for any ancillary support services such as radiology or physical therapy.
- Parents should speak to a nurse if they have any questions or concerns. Our goal is to make every child’s stay as safe as possible.