For Your Safety & Security
As of May 17, 2006 MedWest-Haywood joined the growing number of hospitals in adopting a tobacco-free policy. Tobacco use is prohibited both indoors and outdoors on all properties owned or leased by HRMC. HRMC is committed to providing a safe, clean and healthy environment for our patients, staff and volunteers.
Security staff at MedWest-Haywood monitors the hospital and all parking areas 24 hours a day. If your visitors wish to be escorted to their car after dark, they may call security at 452-8255 or the hospital operator to request assistance from an officer.
Appliances are not allowed in patient rooms because of electrical safety codes. If you wish to bring personal care devices such as electric razors and hair dryers, these need to be inspected by the Engineering Department. Please ask your nurse to arrange for an inspection.
Providing a safe environment for you and our staff is of utmost importance at MedWest-Haywood. To prevent the spread of infectious illnesses, you may be asked to wear a mask when leaving the room or to keep your door closed. Signs may be placed on your door to direct visitors to take additional precautions when entering the room. If you have any questions regarding infection control practices, talk to your nurse or call 452-8936.
List of Your Medicines
In order for us to provide the best in patient safety, it will be necessary for you to come to the hospital with a list of all the medicines you take at home. This list needs to include prescription medications your doctor has written for you, medicines that you buy without a prescription, vitamins and any herbal remedies you are taking. This can be a written list or your bottles of medicine.