Adirondack Health enhances safety & privacy for patients, visitors
SARANAC LAKE - New measures to enhance safety and privacy for patients and visitors at Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health, will be going into effect on Monday, July 1.
Effective July 1, all entrances to AMC and the Redfield Medical Office Building will be locked at the conclusion of visiting hours at 9 p.m. Entrance to the hospital through the Main Lobby will be controlled through secured doors from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays and on weekends and holidays. Over the past several months, AMC has enhanced the safety and privacy of the OB department by securing the unit. Similar measures have been implemented in the Emergency Department and the Pharmacy.
"We are fortunate to live in a small, safe community," said Chandler Ralph, President & CEO of Adirondack Health. "We also live in a caring community, which is why a visit from a family member or friend is such an important part of a patient's stay at the hospital. We want to make sure this continues to happen without sacrificing the safety or privacy of patients and visitors."
Visitors wishing to see patients outside of normal visiting hours, on weekends and holidays can check in at the Registration Area in the Main Lobby near the ER entrance. They will be asked to sign a Guest Log prior to being granted access to the patient floors of the hospital. Visitors who are waiting in the Main Lobby and ICU waiting room during the overnight hours will have access to restrooms and vending machines.
"The presence of a family member or loved one can be calming and beneficial during a patient's hospital stay," said Margaret Sorensen, Chief Nursing Officer. "Our goal is to be certain that our patients and visitors are safe while maintaining the warm and personalized healing environment Adirondack Health is known for."
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JOE RICCIO, Communications Director