Patient Safety & Security
Your safety is one of our most important goals. To help keep you and your
visitors safe, St. Mary's has a Security Team fully trained to handle
any emergency situation. Security Officers can be found throughout the
building and also at security posts located in the main lobby, by the
employee entrance and in the Emergency Department waiting and treatment
areas. The Security Office is located on the first floor of the main Hospital
building, between the Reception Desk and Cashier's Office. A Security
Officer can be reached day or night, seven days a week, by picking up
any Hospital phone and dialing Ext. 4444.
At St. Mary's Hospital we recognize the need to maintain patient and
other information in a confidential manner. For this reason any friends
or family members that may call the Patient Information Desk will only
be given your admission status and the telephone number for your room.
Please be advised that you have the right to determine the information
the hospital may release about you. The Patient Information Desk may be
reached at 973-365-4517.
Wrist Identification Bands
The wrist identification band you received upon admission should not be
removed at any time during your stay. It provides positive identification
of you to all those who serve you and is a safeguard for your protection.
As a smoke-free facility, St. Mary's Hospital strictly prohibits smoking
any where on the hospital campus. As your healthcare provider, we are
encouraging a healthy lifestyle. If you need help quitting, you can contact
1-866-NJ-STOPS or visit nj.quitnet.com, or speak to your nurse or physician.
Lost and Found Items
If you lose something, please notify your nurse right away and he/she will
fill out an incident report and make every effort to help you find it.
To inquire about a lost article once you have been discharged please call
Security at 973-365-4444.
Periodically the hospital conducts fire drills in compliance with local
fire safety laws and hospital accreditation standards. Your nurse will
keep you informed. We request that you please remain calm and stay where
you are, unless told to do otherwise by the hospital staff.