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Patient Safety

Your child’s safety and well-being during his or her hospital stay is our utmost concern. We know working with you is the most effective way to reach that goal. Please note the following:

  • Please feel free to ask questions concerning your child’s care.
  • If you are worried about your child, please let your nurse know. Families know their children best and often see subtle signs of problems, often before symptoms appear.
  • Please make sure your child wears his identification wrist band at all times. If it falls off, please notify your nurse.
  • All of our staff wear badges, so feel free to question anyone not wearing a badge.
  • Security Services offers escorts to any on-campus location 24/7. Please call 410-955-5585 for assistance.
  • The best way to prevent infection is to wash your hands. Waterless soap dispensers are located throughout the hospital on every unit and in patient rooms.
  • Because cell phones interfere with electronic medical equipment, please turn them off while in the hospital.
  • Latex balloons cause latex allergies, so please bring only Mylar balloons into the hospital.
  • Flowers are welcome except on intensive care and oncology units.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed in the hospital. Please use designated smoking areas.

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