Speak Up™: Help avoid mistakes in your surgery
Mistakes can happen during surgery. Surgeons can do the wrong surgery. They can operate on the wrong part of your body. Or they can operate on the wrong person. As a Joint Commission-accredited hospital, Capital Health follows a procedure that helps surgeons avoid these mistakes.
Mistakes can also happen before or after surgery. A patient can take the wrong medicine. Or they don’t understand the instructions about how to take care of themselves. As a patient, you can make your care safer by being an active, involved and informed member of your health care team.