Cell Phones and Wireless Internet

At DRDH, our first priority is providing excellent, patient-focused care. Since the use of cell phones and other personal electronic devices has become widespread, guidelines for safe and consistent use of these devices are important to ensure that patient safety and privacy are protected at all times.

Patients and visitors are invited to use their wireless devices and cell phones in public areas such as lobbies, reception rooms, retail areas and hallways. In areas where the use of cell phones and wireless devices is permitted, a user must be respectful of others. The use of these devices must not disturb patients and staff in the area, and must respect patient, visitor and staff safety, privacy and confidentiality. Photos and videos may only be taken with consent from all individuals involved and consistent with the hospital’s current policies.

Certain areas may have signage posted to alert patients, visitors and staff that cell phones and wireless devices are prohibited. Please respect this signage and do not use your devices in these designated areas.

DRDH currently offers free wireless access in public and outpatient areas of the hospital.