DHMC's primary goal is to provide you with the highest quality health care to achieve your best possible health. This goal can best be met by working together. Everyone has a role in making health care as safe as possible—doctors, nurses, technicians and, yes, you the patient! By becoming an active, involved, and well-informed member of your health care team, you can play a vital role in making your health care safe.
Accidents and medical errors happen when part of your care does not work out as planned, or when an incorrect plan of care was followed. By asking and answering questions about your health status, diagnosis and treatment plan, you can assist the health care team. Good clear communication is vital to keeping every patient safe.
This website offers suggestions for how you can work with your health care team to provide the highest quality care possible.