Your Hospital Stay You’ve spoken to your physician and your care will require a hospital stay at Strong Memorial Hospital. Now what? If you’re wondering what to bring, what you’ll need and how we can help you be more comfortable you will find this section particularly helpful. The links on the left provide easy-to-use checklists, special tips and patients’ rights and responsibilities along with need-to-know policies regarding your personal belongings, electronic devices and answers to other common questions. We encourage you to share this section with a trusted support person who can help you organize what you may need and when. We want your hospital stay to be a time for healing so you can return to your life healthier and with a sense of renewed well-being. We recognize that recovering from an illness, surgery or condition is a personal process. We strive to make you feel empowered with information and embraced with our care and medical expertise. That’s just part of our Strong Commitment to you. Helpful Advice for Family and Friends We know that family and friends play an active role in your well-being. That’s why in addition to this section which addresses the practical details of your stay, we encourage your family and friends to read Helping Your Patient Heal where they (and you) will be introduced to the daily routine of hospital life from the patient’s perspective. During Your Stay During your stay at Strong Memorial Hospital you will find there are many details that can affect your comfort and overall hospital experience. Our goal is for every interaction to be a positive one for you and your family. In addition to addressing any concerns you may have, we are committed to providing a quiet, healing environment that supports your recovery and leaves you and your family feeling satisfied with your care. However, to achieve this we need your help. Use the links on the left for answers to questions about what you can expect during your stay, what it means to be part of your health care team, what to do if concerns arise, and other details that will help empower you to make the best possible health care decisions. Please review the following information sheets on infection prevention at Strong Memorial Hospital. English Español Infection Prevention at Strong Memorial Hospital Clean your Hands Las manos limpias salvan vidas Visitor Information about Airborne Precautions Visitor Information about Contact Precautions Visitor Information about Droplet Precautions Catheter-associated Bloodstream Infections Infecciones sanguíneas asociadas al catéter intravenoso Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection Infección urinaria asociada al caté urinario C. difficile Information for Patients and Visitors ESBL Information for Patients and Visitors Multi-drug Resistant Gram-negative Bacteria Information Methicillin-resistant S. aureus Information Surgical Site Infections Infecciones del sitio quirúrgico Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus Information If you aren’t sure where to begin we recommend starting with the list of commonly asked questions and answers in What to Expect. Resources for Pediatric Patients and Their Families Pediatric patients have a different set of needs and recommendations for their hospital stay that are unique to their circumstances. The following links provide helpful information and guidance specific to Golisano Children’s Hospital. Parents or guardians who are preparing for their child’s stay at Golisano Children’s Hospital for their child, please click here.