Patients Safety & Rights
Huntington Hospital is committed to treating patients with respect and
keeping them safe. Patient safety is of paramount concern at Huntington
Hospital and we have implemented a number of strategies to achieve continuous
improvement in this area. We also encourage all patients to become familiar
with their rights and responsibilities.
We are committed to putting patient safety above all else. As healthcare
processes have become enormously complex as medicine advances, our Quality
Management department recognized the need for a Patient Safety Committee
to specifically combat safety challenges. By developing better, safer
ways to do things, and educating our staff about improved methods hospital-wide,
we aim to ensure patient safety.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
(JCAHO) has established nine patient safety goals and every employee at Huntington
is involved in meeting these goals. Employees are encouraged and supported
to report problems and be involved in solutions. New methods for better
patient identifiers, preventing the spread of illness and infection or
medication errors, and improving communication among caregivers are just
some of the topics tackled daily at Huntington.
Please click on the documents below for more information about how you
can partner with your healthcare provider to ensure the highest level
Proposition 65 is a California State law that regulates chemical carcinogens
and reproductive toxins to protect environmental and public health. Hospitals,
including Huntington Hospital, must provide warning regarding products
that contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer
or reproductive harm.
Prop-65 listed chemicals may be found in some medical products. Some IV
tubing and connectors are made with vinyl chloride, known to the State
of California to cause cancer, and BPA, known to the State of California
to cause birth defects or reproductive harm. Other common healthcare products
that may contain Prop 65-listed chemicals include blood draw kits, catheters,
enema kits, irrigation sets, mucous traps, penrose drains, prescription
or over the counter drugs, specimen collection sets, syringes, trays,
wound Care Kits, and vitamin A.
For more information go to
Patient Rights & Responsibilities
We recognize that patients have rights as individuals with unique health
care needs, and we are committed to providing considerate, respectful
care. We encourage you to read about your rights as a patient, and to
understand your responsibilities as well.