Temporary Visitor Restrictions

Because the number of influenza cases has significantly increased throughout the region, children age 12 and under may not visit patients effective Wednesday, January 8. This applies to all Wake Forest Baptist inpatient locations and will remain in effect until the number of flu cases decreases significantly.

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    Patient Responsibilities

    Patient responsibilities include adhering to hospital regulations and actively participating in your care. You have the right to be made aware of the established hospital rules and regulations that apply to you, your family and visitors while here. 

    1. Hospital Rules and Regulations 
      • No smoking is allowed anywhere on the hospital campus.
      • The hospital is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items such as jewelry, money, belongings, etc. Such items should be taken home by a family member or secured in the hospital safe.
      • Family members and visitors must adhere to all hospital rules and regulations.
      • Patients must know their health insurance benefits.
    2. Reporting Concerns - As a patient, it is your responsibility to report those concerns, problems and/or complaints that you may experience regarding the treatment and care you are receiving at Lexington Medical Center. The appropriate hospital staff, your nurse, your doctor and/or a patient representative will investigate and report back to you their findings and resolutions in an expedient manner.
    3. Explanations and Information - You must ask for clear and understandable information regarding your care and treatment. Ask for available literature about your condition, treatment and procedures being performed.
    4. Decisions Regarding Health Care - Make decisions regarding your health care after you have gathered information asked the appropriate questions and have the understanding needed.  Once you and your physician have consulted with each other and agreed upon the course of your treatment, it is important for you to follow the prescribed plan.
    5. Respect and Consideration - Patients and patient's visitors must be considerate of other patients in the hospital and the hospital staff by controlling noise and being respectful of the hospital rules and regulations. As a partner in your health care with the hospital staff, you must be considerate of them and display respect toward them.
    6. Being Honest - Patients must provide honest information to the hospital staff. The hospital staff must know the problems you are experiencing, both physical and emotional. Reporting of all changes you are experiencing is vital to the hospital staff providing the care you deserve.

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    Lexington, NC 27292

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