Holland Hospital is
committed to the privacy of our patients and the security of all
patient health information. We adhere strictly to privacy standards set
forth by HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
For Your Safety
- Your care team will check your armband each time they give you medications, including IV medications.
- Staff will ask you to identify yourself, or have your advocate identify you, before performing tests and procedures.
- If you are scheduled for surgery, we ask you to confirm where you are having surgery and then mark the surgical site.
- Staff will take appropriate precautions to prevent the spread of infections in the hospital.
When blood is drawn, you will be asked to confirm that the tube is labeled correctly with your name.
Staff Identification Badges
health care professional involved in your care—doctor, nurse, social
worker, lab technician, clergy, dietitian or volunteer—is required to
wear photo identification (ID) badge. This hospital requirement enables
patients to know who is involved in their care at all times. The badges
also serve as a security measure to ensure that only the appropriate
medical staff are providing treatment or reviewing patient medical
If you question the
identity of any medical staff member involved in your care, you should
summon a nurse immediately with the nurse call button. (Note: Hospital
staff from the Boven Birth Center wear pink ID badges at all times.)
It is very
important that you inform your physician and nurse of any medication you
have brought with you to the hospital. Patients should not take any
medications other than those specified or approved by their physician
and administered by the nursing staff.
For the protection
of our patients and visitors, Holland Hospital conducts fire and
disaster-preparedness drills regularly to help us maintain our high
level of readiness in the event of a true fire or disaster. Patients and
visitors in the hospital at the time of a drill are asked to remain
calm and in their room. The hospital meets all fire codes and the staff
is trained in fire protection. During a drill, hospital staff may
temporarily close all doors on the floor.
Members of the
Security Department provide safety and security for patients, visitors
and staff 24 hours a day. Officers patrol the Holland Hospital building
and grounds, and will assist patients and visitors whenever needed. If
you have a security concern or would like to request an escort to your
car, call the Security Department or go to the security desk at the hospital entrance.
located on all nursing units. For safety purposes, please ask for
assistance from any health care staff when getting in and out of a