Be Your Own Health Advocate
We need you to participate in your care and be your own advocate. Ask questions, tell us about your concerns, let us know how we can help. Nurses and staff at Wyoming Medical Center will follow many safety protocols that may seem repetative. We are doing so with your health and safety in mind.
- Wash our hands before examining you. We will “gel-in” and “gel-out” when entering or leaving your room, and we encourage your visitors to do the same.
- Double check your name and wristband before any test or procedure and before administering medication.
- Help you to the bathroom and in and out of bed if you are at risk of falling.
- Check your vitals at all hours, even when you are asleep. Rest promotes healing, but sometimes we need to wake you for check-ups to assure you are getting better.
Resources and Information
- Tobacco-free campus: Wyoming medical center is a tobacco-free campus. Please refrain from using cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes anywhere on the hospital campus. For help in quitting, check out the Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program.
- Communication services: Free interpreter services are available upon request for patients and family members. TTY Services and/or sign language interpretation are available for the hearing impaired. Ask your nurse about these services or access the TTY line at (307) 577-2095.
- Medical records: We keep your health information private and confidential, as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPPA. If you believe your health information was misused, you may file a complaint with your provider, your health insurer or online at www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/. Get copies of your medical records by calling the Release of Information Department at (307) 577-2463 or by filling out this form.
- Pets and pet therapy: Pets are welcome to visit patients with a physician order. Pets must report to the Security Desk at the Emergency entrance with a completed Pet Visitation Consent form. Security will verify pet vaccinations and observe the pet for visible illness. Ask a patient navigator, security guard or other staff member for more information. Service animals are allowed when they serve as a guide animal, signal animal or animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability.
- Lost-and-found: Please send purses, jewelry, wallets and other valuables home with a trusted friend or family member. If you cannot, call Security at (307) 577-2757 to arrange for storage in the safe. Lost and Found is located at the main security desk on the first floor near the emergency room entrance. Found items are held for a minimum of 30 days. After the holding period, all items are donated or destroyed. Anyone claiming property is required to show a driver’s license or other photo identification and will be asked to describe the item in detail before it is released.