Quality & Safety

2021 RMC Patient Safety Goals - Keeping Patients Safe all the Time

Identify Patients Correctly 

  • Use at least two ways to identify patients, may include photo identification in the electronic medical record 

Improve Communication of Care 

  • Important test results to the right person in timely manner
  • Communicate and coordinate patient care throughout Regional Medical Center, Regional Family Health, and Regional Medical Center Home Care

Use Medications Safely 

  • Monitor patients appropriately to the medications they take
  • Encourage all patients to bring up-to-date medication list and medication bottles to every visit
  • Make sure the patient knows which medicines to take and how to take at home

Use Alarms Safely 

  • Alarms on medical equipment are heard and responded to

Prevention of Infections 

  • Staff clean hands every time before patient interaction
  • Provide clean environment and equipment for patients

Provide Safe Surgery 

  • Correct surgery performed 

Culture of Safety 

  • Continue to build a culture of patient safety throughout all departments

Environmental Safety 

  • Provide a safe environment of care for all patients.