For your comfort and safety, Blake Medical Center is a non-smoking facility.


For your safety and the safety of others, personal electrical devices from home, such as electric razors, curling irons, blow dryers, fans, video games, etc. are prohibited. Battery operated devices are acceptable.


Blake Medical Center cannot assume responsibility for loss of, or damage to, valuables, clothing or other personal items kept in the patient’s room. Blake Medical Center does not take responsibility for valuables. Valuables should be left at home or sent home with relatives or friends. Do NOT leave purses, wallets or cash in your room – please send them home. In emergency situations, money and other valuables may be deposited in the hospital vault for safekeeping.

In outpatient services, please lock valuables in patient lockers. Never place valuables in coat pockets, or under pillows or sheets for “safekeeping’. Glasses, dentures, contact lenses, hearing aids, and other items should be placed in an appropriately labeled personal effects container during your stay. The container will be provided. Personal belongings include, but are not limited to, dentures, contact lenses, hearing aids, glasses, etc. NEVER place these items on food trays, as they may not be noticed as the tray is removed from the room.


Our policy does not provide for you to take medication brought from home while you are in the hospital. If medicine is required during your stay, your doctor will prescribe it for you. In the event you brought medicine of your own, please send it home for safekeeping or give it to your nurse who will store your medicine and return it to you upon discharge.

Use of Restraints

  • Alternative measures, always the least restrictive approach, will be utilized, such as moving the patient closer to nursing station; frequent reorientation, lighting at night; clear, unobstructed paths, communication with family regarding mental status; and observation of patient.
  • Patient Right of Autonomy is considered in safety of the environment.
  • Patients capable of decision making may voluntarily agree to the use of physical reminders such as raised bed rails to prevent accidental fall or injury.