Rochester General Takes Noise Seriously
September 26, 2012
Rochester General Hospital is making ‘quiet time’ a top priority.
“Numerous studies show that patients have better outcomes in a quieter hospital environment: better sleep, fewer medications, reduced stress/anxiety, and fewer complications,” said Cheryl Sheridan, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Rochester General Hospital. “When patients and their family members are educated regarding the benefit of sleep, their overall health is enhanced and their future risk reduced.”
To promote a quieter and more restful environment at Rochester General, nurses and fellow caregivers are learning strategies to minimize noise. By the end of this month, in fact, all caregivers will have completed a specially-designed course, called “Quiet at Night.”
Rochester General Hospital continues its journey to becoming our community’s healthcare provider of choice. And, creating a quieter, more restful environment is another measure of our commitment to HEALTH + CARE.
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