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.

Proposition 65

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 www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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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