Safety and Security

We seek to provide the best possible care to our patients and foster a safe environment for healing. As a result, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital maintains an active safety program training all personnel and conducting safety drills on a regular basis.
 

Speak Up Program

We encourage our patients to be active participants in their health care by using the “Speak Up” program: 
  • Speak up if you have any questions or concerns. If you don’t understand something, let us know.
  • Pay attention to the care you are receiving and ask questions when you don’t understand.
  • Educate yourself about your diagnosis, medical tests and your plan of care.
  • Ask a trusted family member or friend to be with you if you are unable to ask questions.
  • Know what medications you take.
  • Use a health care organization that participates in rigorous onsite evaluations.
  • Participate in decisions about your treatment. You are the center of your health care team.
 
 



"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

St. Francis of Assisi