Indian River Medical Center has concern for the basic and personal dignity of all patients and reinforces the rights of every patient to receive considerate and respectful care. Any patient, patient representative, parent or guardian who feels a patient has not received proper consideration is encouraged to discuss the situation with the physician, nurse or nurse manager/department director, house supervisor, or any member of administration.

Your feedback is welcome! Please contact us at:

Indian River Medical Center

Patient Experience Department

1000 36th Street

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone: 772.567.4311, ext. 1041

Email: feedback@irmc.cc

Speak Up – Your Role in Safe Healthcare

Everyone has a role in making healthcare safe – physicians, nurses, technicians, environmental services and you. You play a vital role in making your care safe by becoming an active, involved and informed member of our healthcare team.

The “Speak Up” program, sponsored by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, urges patients to get involved in their care. This initiative provides simple advice on how you can make your stay a positive experience. Research shows that patients who take part in decisions about their healthcare are more likely to have better outcomes.

  • Speak up if you have questions or concerns, and if you don’t understand, ask again. It’s your body and you have a right to know.
  • Pay attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you’re getting the right treatments and medication by the right healthcare professionals.
  • Educate yourself about your diagnosis, the medical tests you are undergoing and your treatment plan.
  • Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.
  • Know what medications you take and why you take them. Medication errors are the most common healthcare mistakes.
  • Use hospitals, clinics, surgery centers, or other type of healthcare organizations that have undergone rigorous on-site evaluation against established, state-of-the-art quality and safety standards, such as that provided by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (Joint Commission).
  • Participate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of the healthcare team.
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