NEW MILFORD — New Milford Hospital is celebrating 1,000 Days of Safety Wednesday for ensuring a safe environment for patient care over nearly three years.

The hospital staff is following all safety steps and checks to avoid any patient injury, according to Andrea Rynn, Western Connecticut Health Network spokesperson. This was achieved by nurses following all checks before administering a medication to assure the patient gets the medication prescribed specially for him or her. Nurses aids follow all safety steps to reduce the chance for patient falls by assuring the call bell is in reach of the patient, making frequent rounding to check patients or offer bathroom trips.

In the operating room a “time out” is taken by everyone in the room to review the surgical procedure before the start of a surgery. The hospital staff is utilizing all of the concepts they learned in High Reliability Organization training, Rynn explained.

The hospital staff celebrations Wednesday will be led by Dr. Tom Koobatian, executive director and chief of staff.

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