Patient Safety

Patient safety is foremost in the minds of ECMC staff. We are diligent in our efforts to have safety measures in place for our patients and visitors.

Staff Infection Control

To prevent the spread of germs, patient care staff will at times wear face covers, gloves or gowns. The staff at ECMC practice appropriate hand washing techniques.

Patient/Visitor Infection Control Measures

The single most important step you can take to prevent the spread of germs is washing your hands before or after contact with another person. Please, wash your hands using soap and warm water. Also, available in each room is hand gel disinfectants should you prefer it.

Family and friends with any symptom of cold, flu, diarrhea or skin infections, are encouraged not to visit. ECMC asks you refrain from visiting if you have been exposed to a communicable illness such as chicken pox.

Please, Ask Questions

Patient's concerns or questions are invaluable to your hospital stay. We encourage communication between you and our staff members. We will answer your concerns and encourage an open dialogue. We will share our knowledge regarding your recovery and find the answers to your questions.


Smoking is prohibited inside the facility of the Ellsworth County Medical Center. There is a designated smoking area outside of the Emergency Room entrance of the hospital.

Alcohol/Unauthorized Drugs

The use of alcohol is prohibited on the property of the Ellsworth County Medical Center. The use of non-prescribed drugs is prohibited as well.

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