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Surgical Patient Safety

Patient safety is our top priority at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital.

We encourage you to become our partner in patient safety by:

  • Washing your hands
  • Asking questions
  • Providing information
  • Reviewing information with your healthcare team
  • Taking part in the identification process with your healthcare team prior to tests, treatments and surgery
  • Asking a family member or friend to accompany you, as they can help understand your care
  • Avoiding falling by asking for assistance before getting up, using your call light, sitting up slowly, sitting for a moment before standing, sitting down to dress and pull your pants on, and don’t walk in regular socks or loose shoes. Make sure to wear your eyeglasses, if you need them, and use your walker or cane if needed. Remember: Take your time.