NWH Gets Perfect Score for Visiting Hours Policy
Anyone who has spent a night in the hospital knows the value of a familiar face in an often forbidding environment. A new report suggests that some hospitals understand that value more than others.
Overall, the report found that visiting policies for large hospitals in New York have wide disparities in access rules and "disturbing flaws in communication that run afoul of new state and federal regulations on the right of patients to have visitors."
NWH is a Planetree hospital and is committed to treating not only the patient, but the whole family. And 'family' is broadly defined.
What does it mean to be a Planetree hospital?... www.nwhc.net/planetree
Read complete study:
Sick, Scared, and Separated from Loved Ones," a report released this month by New Yorkers for Patient and Family Empowerment and the New York Public Interest Research Group
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