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.

Patient Safety

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 of safety.

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.

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