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Preparing for Your Stay

Patients, families, caregivers and loved ones are all critically important members of our healthcare team. Collaborative participation is a key to getting you back on the road to health as quickly as possible. If you have any concerns, please share them with your nurse. Let us know if you have any special needs, including cultural, religious or diet preferences.

Any time you choose a hospital, it's reassuring to know that the facility has been recognized for adhering to the highest quality and safety standards. The organization that oversees hospital quality is The Joint Commission, and it has fully accredited HackensackUMC Mountainside.

You are in charge of your care

You have a right to fully understand every aspect of your care. It may be helpful to write down your questions in advance – and take notes when you are getting the answers. Carefully pay attention to your care and medications. Do not make any assumptions. Learn about your diagnosis, tests and treatment. Ask when you can expect your test results You can get information from our Health Sciences Library delivered to your room. Enlist a family member or a friend to be your advocate.