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Condell Medical Center is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for all inpatients and outpatients.  Several measures are utilized to ensure that you are as safe as possible.

Patient Identification

All patients receive an identification (ID) band to ensure that accurate identification is maintained during their inpatient stay.  Each patient is asked his or her name and date of birth as well as having their ID band checked at the following times:

  • Before medications are given
  • Before blood is given
  • Before a procedure, treatment or test is performed
  • Before the patient is transported within the hospital

Outpatients having an invasive procedure or those who will be given blood or an IV medication during a procedure, will also wear an ID band and will have their name and birth date verified frequently.

Patient Medication

Condell Medical Center is one of only a few hospitals nationwide to utilize electronic scanners as an extra safety measure when dispensing medications.  Scanners are used to scan the medication and the patient identification band to verify that the right medication is being given to the right patient.

Ask your caregivers about safe medication practices at Condell Medical Center.  We encourage you to ask questions regarding all of your medications, doses and times given during your inpatient stay.

National Patient Safety Goals

The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets national healthcare standards.  The commission, which has accredited healthcare facilities since 1951, conducts extensive onsite visits of healthcare providers every three years, focusing on the facility's ability to provide safe, high-quality care.

The Joint Commission establishes National Patient Safety Goals to promote specific improvements in patient safety.  Condell Medical Center complies with all of the patient safety goals.

The goals offer evidence and expert-based solutions to these problems and focus on system-wide solutions whenever possible.  Organizations accredited by the Joint Commission are evaluated for continuous compliance with the National Patient Safety Goals.

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