Your Safety as a Patient

Using Antibiotics Wisely

Antibiotics are powerful weapons against infection, but using them improperly endangers you, your family, and your community. Learn more.

Manage your Medications

Know everything you can about any medication your doctor prescribes for you. Learn more.

Get Your Results

“No news is good news,” as the saying goes, but that is not the case for medical results. Learn more.

Know Your Illness

If you do become sick, educate yourself about the illness affecting you. Learn more.

When You Need A Hospital

Sometimes, getting well will require a stay in a hospital. When circumstances permit, plan ahead for your hospital stay. Learn more.

Before Your Surgery

Most surgeries are successful, but no surgery is risk-free. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Learn more.

Avoiding Hospital Readmission

Many people who are discharged from the hospital find themselves returning just days or weeks later. Many readmissions can be prevented. Learn more.

Wash Your Hands

It is one of the easiest and most accessible ways to protect your health. Learn more.

Last Reviewed: 5/24/2016