Midland Memorial Hospital strives to protect our patients and visitors from the many viruses and bacteria that circulate our community year-round. That's why we follow national standards when it comes to infection control initiatives. As part of those standards, Midland Memorial Hospital has put an increased emphasis on hand hygiene.
These sanitizing stations are located at public entrances to the hospital as well as throughout the facility in key gathering areas. The goal is to make it even more convenient for both our employees and visitors to sanitize their hands when entering and leaving the facility, or traveling through different areas of the hospital.
Similar foam dispensers are located in and around patient rooms to also encourage visitors to sanitize their hands when entering and leaving the patient room.
Following these standards along with several other quality initiatives developed by the hospital has helped us maintain infections rates that are consistently below national averages. That's a notable achievement we have worked hard to maintain and will continue to focus on for the safety of our patients and our community.
Next time you visit someone at the hospital, take a moment to use one of these sanitizing stations as soon as you walk in the door - this will help prevent you from bringing some of the germs in from the outside thorough their most popular vehicle - your hands.
Also, when you leave the hospital, take one more minute to sanitize your hands before you exit - this will keep you from taking germs you may have picked up from your visit - back home with you.
Please join with us in our efforts to control the spread of infection in both our hospital and the community in which we all live.