Your Role in Safe Care

Safe care at the hospital and at home

Your Role in Promoting Safe Care

You are the most important member of your health care team. You play an essential role in ensuring safe treatment. You can take steps to help yourself and your loved ones stay as healthy as possible before, during and after medical care.

Protect Your Well Being

Follow these safety steps:

  • Get the flu vaccine. Avoid influenza and the disease’s potential complications. Get your flu shot.
  • Clean your hands often. Use warm soapy water or an alcohol-based sanitizer to keep your hands clean. If you’re a patient, remind your visitors to clean their hands.
  • Take medications safely. Learn how to follow a few simple medicine safety steps at the pharmacy, at the hospital and at home.
  • Follow visitor guidelines. Read and follow our hospital visitor guidelines to help keep everyone healthy.
  • Prevent infections. Take measures such as skin-care techniques, responsible antibiotic use and other easy steps to avoid infections.

Learn more about the Mount Auburn patient experience and safety measures.

Tell us about your Mount Auburn Hospital experience. Contact Patient Relations at 617-499-5100 or email us to share your compliments and concerns.