We understand that patients need a restful environment to heal and recover. Glowing signs in our inpatient units gently remind visitors of quiet hours from
1 to 4 pm and 8 pm to 8 am, as lights in those areas dim during those hours.
This is part of an ongoing effort to provide a healing environment for patients. To that end, our hospital has recently eliminated 45 percent of all overhead pages by putting in place other means of communicating with staff.
We encourage non-clinical personnel to avoid patient care areas by finding alternative routes to meetings and other destinations. By limiting the amount of foot traffic in the corridors of the inpatient units, we are able to further eliminate unnecessary conversation and travel noise outside of patient rooms.