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CMH begins 'Quiet Zone' campaign

In an effort to reduce noise levels at Community Memorial Hospital, a campaign is now under way to create quieter surroundings for patients. The campaign is called "Operation Quiet Zone" and it will include a number of new initiatives to reduce n...

In an effort to reduce noise levels at Community Memorial Hospital, a campaign is now under way to create quieter surroundings for patients. The campaign is called "Operation Quiet Zone" and it will include a number of new initiatives to reduce noise.

All hospital employees have been informed of this campaign and are asked to do their part in successfully reducing extra noise. Signs will be hung throughout the facility reminding employees and visitors that the hospital is a "quiet zone."

The traffic flow through patient areas will be minimized at night and in some cases traffic patterns for individuals using carts will be changed to reduce noise levels.

Another goal is to eliminate or reduce the number of overhead pages, as well as encourage those who have pagers to place them on vibrate. Employees are asked to support this program by reminding each other to keep extraneous sound to a minimum.

Research has shown that a quiet environment helps promote the healing process, and according to CMH Public Relations Director Nancy Taggert, "Community Memorial Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to make the patient's experience a good one and eliminate excess noise."

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