Safety and Security
Patients & Visitors
- Please pay attention to all safety signs
- Please pay attention to isolation precautions and ask the nurse if there is something you don’t understand prior to entering a patient room
- Please wash your hands or use the hand gel provided, prior to and after visiting
- Please follow the direction of the healtcare team including nurses, physicians and therapists
- Visitors and their children should wear shoes and socks while in the Medical Center for their infection-control protection
Medications From Home
The patient’s nurse must be informed if medications are brought in when admitted (aspirin, birth control pills, etc.). With some exceptions, Parkview will store these medications in its pharmacy until the patient’s discharge from the hospital, or arrangements will be made to send them home. All medications you take while in the Medical Center are prescribed by your physician, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy, and administered by a nurse. Patients are not permitted to self-administer their own drugs, or keep personal medications at their bedside.
Patients are asked not to bring items of value to the Medical Center. If you bring a valuable item, it should be deposited in the safe in the Security Department. You will be given a written receipt for all items, which must be presented to withdraw your valuables. The Medical Center does not accept responsibility for items of value unless they are deposited in the safe.
Lost and Found
Articles or valuables that we find after your discharge will be forwarded to the Lost and Found located in the Security Department at 584.4320. If you think you have lost something, notify your nurse immediately. You may check with Security if you or a family member has lost or found something in the hospital. Please note: Glasses, dentures, contact lenses, hearing aids and other items should never be wrapped in tissue, or placed in basins or medication cups. It is too easy to forget them, or unknowingly throw them in the trash.
Fire or Disaster Drills
We perform practice drills periodically to ensure that all staff know what procedures to follow in the event of an emergency situation. If there is an actual emergency, a staff member will assist you in moving to a safe location.
During a fire drill, you will hear “Attention! Code Red. This is a drill.” announced over the speaker system, accompanied by the actions of staff members who will be performing certain functions, such as closing doors and windows, arranging records, and generally simulating the preparations for evacuation or movement to an area of safety, if it were to become necessary. This noise may be annoying or distracting for you. However, our concern for your safety is of utmost importance. We appreciate your understanding.