At PinnacleHealth we work to ensure silent nights all year long through our Shhh program—Silent Hospitals Help Healing. Shhh is a program that has educated employees on the ways we can decrease noise so patients can enjoy a quieter environment in our hospitals. It also means that employees can concentrate better and experience less stress. Our efforts include:
- Setting cell phones and pagers to the lowest ring setting or to vibrate.
- Speaking more quietly and in appropriate areas.
- Closing patient doors when possible and safe.
- Wearing soft-soled shoes.
With our efforts, patients at PinnacleHealth will find the restful nights they need to enjoy a healthy and happy new year.