Our number one goal is to provide you with safe, high-quality health care. You can help ensure safety by partnering with your care team and being mindful of the following:
Identification for Patients, Guests, and Staff
Accurate patient identification is essential so staff can easily see who you are. Please wear your plastic identification bracelet at all times. In addition, make sure your caregiver verifies your identification before providing medicine or performing tests or procedures. Please do not wear any colored bracelets unless they are provided for you—with your understanding and consent—by hospital staff for medical alert purposes.
All hospital personnel must wear a picture identification badge at all times. If someone without a badge presents themselves as a hospital employee, notify your nurse immediately. For patient safety, we also require all guests to wear identification badges throughout their visit. If you have a security question or concern, please notify the nursing staff.
Cottage Health has increased security to provide the safest possible environment for our patients, employees, physicians and volunteers. Our responsibility for patient safety begins at the front door.
Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital has joined the growing number of hospitals in adopting a tobacco-free policy. Tobacco use is prohibited both indoors and outdoors on all properties owned or leased by Lake Cumberland. We are committed to providing a safe, clean and healthy environment for our patients, staff and volunteers.
Security staff at Lake Cumberland monitors the hospital and all parking areas 24 hours a day.
List of Your Medicines
In order for us to provide the best in patient safety, it will be necessary for you to come to the hospital with a list of all the medicines you take at home. This list needs to include prescription medications your doctor has written for you, medicines that you buy without a prescription, vitamins and any herbal remedies you are taking. This can be a written list or your bottles of medicine