Safety and Security
Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) provides 24-hour-a-day security for our patients, visitors, and staff. Employees must wear identification badges while working. To reach Campus Police personnel while on campus, dial ext. 1020 from any phone. Off campus, dial (937) 734-7658.
Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law permits hospitals and other private employers to post signage on their property to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons on posted premises. GSH has always enforced, and will continue to enforce, a no-tolerance weapons policy pertaining to all patients, visitors, physicians, residents, volunteers, and employees. Anyone who knowingly violates the concealed weapons ban on hospital property, or who refuses to comply after being informed of the ban, may be arrested for criminal trespass, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. If you have any questions regarding the hospital’s weapons policy, please call Campus Police at extension 1020.
Valuables and Personal Belongings
Each patient room has a bedside stand or console with drawers and a place for hanging a small amount of clothing. Since these storage areas cannot be locked, we encourage you to send any valuables home with a family member.
GSH cannot be responsible for personal belongings. We strongly recommend that patients send jewelry, credit cards, cash, and other valuables home.
Please do not leave valuables in your room. A safe is available in our Campus Police Office if you have any valuables that need to be stored. Talk with a member of the admitting service or your nurse if you have valuables you would like to have placed in the hospital safe.
The hospital cannot be responsible for any property retained by the patient that is lost. This includes dentures, glasses, jewelry, cash, clothing, or other items that were not in the care, custody, or control of the hospital.
Tips for Keeping Your Personal Belongings Secure
Patients should follow these additional suggestions to help protect their personal belongings during their hospital stay:
- Keep hearing aids, eyeglasses, and dentures in appropriate containers when not in use
- Keep clothing items in their closet or drawer when not in use
- Do not leave valuables on meal trays or in bed linen
- Do not wrap dentures, partials, jewelry, or hearing aids in tissue where they may accidentally be thrown away
- Write your name on personal items (or ask a nurse for assistance)
- Check your room carefully before changing rooms or going home
Lost and Found
Patients who have lost an item should call Campus Police at extension 1020 and ask them to check their Lost and Found area for the missing item.
Other Safety Tips
For your safety, do not bring electrical items such as radios, electric shavers, hot curlers, or hair dryers into the hospital.
Patients who need additional assistance with personal belongings are encouraged to ask their nurse.
Court-Ordered Restraining Orders
For their own protection, patients should notify the hospital and provide copies of any restraining orders issued against family members or visitors who may attempt to see them in the hospital.
Special regulations are in effect when patients are receiving oxygen. Patients and visitors are asked not to use aerosol products, battery-operated equipment, or electrical appliances from home, especially in rooms where oxygen is in use.
For the protection of patients, visitors, and staff, GSH regularly conducts fire and disaster drills. If a drill occurs, there is no reason for patients or visitors to be alarmed. The hospital is a fire-resistant building, and the staff is trained to respond to fire and other emergencies.