Your Safety In Mind

Safety is a high priority at Mountainside Medical Center. We understand its importance and will do everything to provide you with a safe and comfortable experience.

Your patient bed - Designed for your comfort and safety, each bed has an electrical control with which you can raise and lower the foot and head. Keep side rails up at night. Use them for support as you get out of bed. A bedside call button gives you immediate contact for nursing assistance at any time.

Valuables - We suggest that you leave any extra money, medication, credit cards, wallets, and jewelry with a trusted friend or family member. If you prefer to keep your valuables at the hospital, our nursing staff will be happy to deposit your valuables with our cashier upon request.

Personal medical care items - Please take care not to leave eyeglasses, dentures, hearing aids, or CPAP/ BIPAPs on your meal tray or bed, as they may accidentally be lost or discarded. Your nurse can provide a special case to store these items while they are not in use.

Visitors – For the safety of our patients, community and team members, visitation is restricted at this time.

Infection control - We advise that you wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water, and especially before eating, after using the restroom, after sneezing, or coughing. Follow these helpful tips when you cough or sneeze:

  1. Cover your mouth with a tissue when sneezing or coughing. Discard the tissue in a trash bin and wash your hands when you finish. Keep tissues handy at home, at work, and in your pockets.
  2. If you don’t have a tissue, cover your mouth and nose with the crook of your elbow. Again, wash your hands afterward.
  3. Covering your mouth and nose and avoiding close contact with infected people is also helpful.
  4. Hand sanitizer

Call… don’t fall - Always call your nurse for assistance by using the call button before you get in and out of your bed or a chair. Be sure to wear slippers or shoes with non-skid soles and turn on the lights before you get out of bed at night. Get in and out of bed slowly, and be careful when bending or leaning. Alert your nurse if a spill occurs.