FOR YOUR SAFETY

Tobacco Use
As of January 1, 2009 Wetzel County Hospital joins the growing number of hospital in adopting a tobacco-free policy. Tobacco use is prohibited both indoors and outdoors on all properties owned or leased by WCH. Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death and disease in this country. WCH is committed to providing a safe, clean and healthy environment for our patients, staff and volunteers. For more information, call 304-455-8114.

Security
Security staff at Wetzel County Hospital monitors the Hospital and all parking areas 8:00pm to 4:00am. If visitors wish to be escorted to their car after dark, they may contact the Emergency Department to request assistance from an officer.

Appliances
Appliances are not allowed in patient rooms because of electrical safety codes. If you wish to bring personal care devices such as electric razors and hair dryers, these need to be inspected by the Maintenance department. Please ask your nurse to arrange for an inspection.

Infection Control
Providing a safe environment for you and our staff is of utmost importance at Wetzel County Hospital. To prevent the spread of infectious illnesses, you may be asked to wear a mask when leaving the room or to keep your door closed. Signs may be placed on your door to direct visitors to take additional precautions when entering the room. if you have any questions regarding infection control practices, talk to your nurse or call Pam at 304-455-8073.

List of Your Medicines
In order for us to provide the best in patient safety, it will be necessary for you to come to the hospital with a list of all the medicines you take at home. This list needs to include prescription medications your doctor has written for you, medicines that you buy without a prescription, vitamins and any herbal remedies you are taking. This can be a written list of your bottles or medicine.

A Few Safety Tips