At St Cloud Surgical Center we constantly strive to improve our process and patient experience. With that in mind we are pleased to present our current Speak Up quality initiative.
To prevent health care errors, patients are urged to… Speak Up!
Everyone has a role in making health care safe – physicians, health care executives, nurses and technicians. Health care organizations across the country are working to make health care safety a priority. You, as the patient, can also play a vital role in making your care safe by becoming an active, involved and informed member of your health care team.
Speak up if you have questions about your health or safety concerns.
Pay attention to the care/treatment you are receiving.
Educate yourself about your diagnosis/procedure.
Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.
Know your medications.
Use a surgery center or other type of health care organization you trust.
Participate in all decisions about your treatment