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Your ID Bracelet

As a patient, you will receive a special identification (ID) bracelet that states your name and hospital number, your physician’s name and other important information. Your ID bracelet will be checked often during your stay. Please wear it at all times to prevent delays with important lab tests, X-rays and various other tests and treatments.

If your ID bracelet is damaged or lost, please let your nurse know immediately.

 

Patient Safety Team

Fall Prevention

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We encourage you and your family to become part of our patient safety team. For our patient safety program to be successful, we need you to be fully informed and actively involved in your care.

We are asking your assistance in the following areas:

  • We need you to provide accurate and complete information about your condition.
  • We want you to clearly understand your diagnosis and treatment plan so that you know what to expect.
  • We need you to keep us informed of any changes in your condition.
  • We need you to ask questions if you have any concerns about your care.

While you are a patient you can expect that we will:

  • Check your ID bracelet before giving you medications or doing a procedure.
  • Wash our hands frequently to help prevent infections.
  • Explain things clearly and completely.
  • Ask if you are having pain and help manage your pain if present.

If at any time you have concerns about your care, please let your nurse or your doctor know.

If you have suggestions for improvements or concerns that you do not feel have been addressed, please call the risk management department at (828) 262-4239.

Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center Earns ADA Recognition

The Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center’s diabetes self-management education program in Boone, NC has been awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).  The program was originally Recognized in August, 2018. This program offers high-quality education services to the…

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Faith Oakley is grateful for Watauga Medical Center and their amazing staff

On April 9, 2022, Faith Oakley fell outside and fractured her left ankle. Oakley lives in Boone and she is employed as a nurse practitioner for Wilkes Medical Center. Due to the severity of her injury, she had to drag herself into her house to call her husband. When her husband arrived and tried to help her stand, she became dizzy and passed out for a few seconds. To make the situation more precarious, Oakley was also 16 weeks pregnant. Read More: Faith Oakley is grateful for Watauga Medical Center and their amazing staff

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