Uniforms Help Patients Identify Caregivers
August 13, 2010
Sun City Center, Florida – In order to improve our patients’ experience, South Bay Hospital is implementing an employee uniform program. The uniforms will be color-coded by profession, allowing patients to quickly and easily identify their caregivers. The first to transition to uniforms will be Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Paramedics, Monitor Technicians and Laboratory employees.
“Our employees already wear name badges that identify who they are and what they do within the hospital, and that will continue,” says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer at South Bay Hospital. “Color-coded uniforms make identifying who is in your room even easier.”
The nurses will be recognized by their classic white scrubs or a white scrub top with blue scrub pants. CNAs, Paramedics and Monitor Technicians will wear all blue scrubs, and Laboratory employees will wear purple scrubs or a purple polo with khaki pants. Various departments throughout the hospital will be transitioning to uniforms over the course of the next year.
“The decision to transition to caregiver uniforms was based on patient feedback and industry research,” says Roush. “It is a part of our continuing efforts to provide quality care while improving our patients’ experience.”
If you have questions or would like more information about South Bay Hospital, please call Melissa Morgan at 813-634-0496.