Warren General Hospital has a clearly defined, ongoing Patient Safety Program that involves hospital leaders, physicians, managers, and employees to sustain the organization’s focus on patient safety.
This program enables us to attain a deeper understanding of the processes of our health care delivery systems through tracking and trending of incidents and events. At Warren General Hospital, we encourage a “blame-free” environment that allows reporting of potential problems and discussions of ways to improve our systems in order to prevent errors from occurring in the future.
Still Have Questions?
If you still have unanswered questions, please contact our Administration office at (814) 723-4973 ext.1370. for further information and discussion about ways to keep you safe and secure during your visit to Warren General Hospital.
The single most important way you can help to prevent errors is to be an active member of your own team. That means taking part in every decision about your health care. Research shows that patients who are more involved with their care tend to get better results.
Here are five key tips:
1. When your doctor writes you a prescription, make sure you can read it. If you can't read your doctor's handwriting, your pharmacist might not be able to either.
2. If you are having surgery, make sure that you, your doctor, and your surgeon all agree and are clear on exactly what will be done.
3. Always speak up if you have questions or concerns. You have a right to question anyone who is involved with your care.