At Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville, Safety is How We Go About Our Work
As healthcare professionals, we perform a wide range of medical procedures at our facilities. But as caring members of a local community, we use safety procedures every day at every facility. We have implemented numerous steps to ensure a strong focus on patient safety.
Our Safety Record Is No Accident
Here are some of the processes we’ve put in place to support patient safety:
Illness and injury don't take time off, so neither do we. For the safety and comfort of our patients, our nurses and nursing assistants check on patients regularly to address any physical or emotional needs. During rounds, patients and staff work together to address pain levels, mobility needs, and comfort, and to answer questions regarding care plans or daily goals.
Code H is a hotline system that enables patients or their caregivers to summon urgent medical care at their discretion, without waiting for the intervention of medical staff.
No Pass Zones
Baptist Health Deaconess employees play an active role in maintaining a healthy hospital environment – even when doing nothing more than walking down a hallway. No Pass Zones create opportunity for every employee to stop and provide assistance. When a piece of trash is left on the floor, when visitors to the hospital appear lost, when a call light goes off, every Baptist Health employee is empowered to address these care issues immediately. In doing so, we ensure a clean, safe, and responsive environment for every patient, every family, and every employee.
Rapid Response Teams
Rapid Response Teams are on call 24/7 at our facilities to provide critical medical assistance in the shortest possible time to any on-site patient that requires it. Think of the Rapid Response Team as an emergency resource operating inside the hospital, when urgent situations arise and time is of the essence.