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Patient and Visitor Security

Your safety and the safety of those around you are our primary concern. Here are several ways you can help ensure your safety:


Personal valuables and cash should be left at home. If you cannot send your valuables home, they will be placed in a hospital safe. Personal items such as eyeglasses, hearing aids and dentures should be stored in your bedside drawer. Central Washington Hospital cannot assume responsibility for the loss of money or other valuables kept in your room.

Lost Items

If you lose a personal item, please tell your nurse immediately. Articles found are kept in the Environmental Services Department. Lost items may be claimed by presenting identification and describing the lost article. Unclaimed items are kept for 30 days. Jewelry and other items of value will be kept for 90 days. Lost and Found can be reached by dialing extension 2440.

Fire Drills

The hospital has fire and disaster drills regularly. If you hear a fire alarm, please stay in your room. Our staff is well trained in fire protection and disaster response, and you will be told whether the alarm is an actual emergency or just a drill.