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At San Juan Regional Medical Center, your safety is our number one priority. Some of our patients are more susceptible to germs when they’re in the hospital, and this can lead to infections. 

There are things you can do to minimize your risk of infection. The most important one is washing your hands. Your healthcare providers also wash their hands frequently. If you do not see your healthcare providers clean their hands, please ask them to do so. In addition, any visitors to your room should make sure to wash their hands. If they are sick, they should not visit you until they are better. 

If you do have an infection during your hospital stay, several steps will be taken for your safety.   

• You will need to stay in your room.  
• You will need to wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after using the restroom and prior to eating. 
• Visitors and hospital staff coming into your room will need to wear protective gowns and gloves.
• We understand isolation can feel uncomfortable. Because other patients are also very ill, we have to be cautious and prevent the spread of infection.  
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