Safety and comfort

Your safety is one of our most important goals

Surgery is stressful, no doubt about it. That’s why at The University of Kansas Health System we make every effort to ensure your stay is safe and comfortable. Your well-being and rapid recovery depend on it.

Your safety is a priority

Patient safety is one of our most important goals, especially during surgical procedures. We work with you to develop the safest and most appropriate care plan, using the most advanced services available. Our patient- and family-focused care philosophy is designed to ease your concerns and help you understand what to expect during your recovery.

You’re in a place where your needs will be heard. So don’t be afraid to ask questions and participate in your care. We want you to feel comfortable, safe and special – because here is where you begin to heal.

Your comfort is important to healing

Your comfort is important to us. Our goal is to ensure your needs are met and that you and your family are comfortable. We have an open, welcoming approach to healing that includes family and friends. We are committed to making everyone’s visiting experience as easy and pleasant as possible.

If you have healthcare questions or need access to community resources, our Patient Relations team is here to assist you. For directions, campus maps and personal escorts to appointments, you can turn to our Information Desk staff members. We also offer patients and visitors a host of other conveniences.

To ensure your safety and well-being, we work as a team with you and your family. We will evaluate, treat and prevent any discomfort during your stay. By doing so, we improve your healing and quality of life by:

  • Assessing your pain regularly
  • Providing you with information you need to understand your pain and how to manage it
  • Seeking to prevent your pain, as well as to treat it
  • Responding promptly to your reports of pain