Frequently Asked Questions

General

Q: Is Bayfront Health Brooksville accredited?

Q: Does the hospital have internet access?

Q:  What is SafeScan?

Patients

Q:  How do my loved ones get information about me while I am in the hospital?

Q:  Will I need to bring any paperwork?

Q:  What personal items should I bring?

Q:  What if I'm taking medications?

Q:  What about meals?

Q:  Can my family or friends eat with me?

Physicians

Q:  How do I get to the Physicians access on the web?

Q:  What education do you provide?

Q:  Do you offer CMEs?

Careers

Q:  How do I fill out an application?


General

Q:  Is Bayfront Health Brooksville accredited? 

A:  Bayfront Health Brooksville is accredited by the Joint Commission, which focuses on the quality and safety of care. The Joint Commission sets quality standards and evaluates organizations’ performance, with the goal of improving the safety and quality of care. Organizations are surveyed by The Joint Commission on an unannounced basis as of January 1, 2006. At any time, anyone who has concerns about patient care and safety in the organization, which the organization has not addressed, is encouraged to contact the organization’s management. The main hospital number is: 352-796-5111. If the concerns cannot be resolved through the organization, contact The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Blvd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, 800-994-6610 or complaint@jcaho.org.

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Q: Does the hospital have internet access?

A:  Yes. Patients, visitors and doctors at Bayfront Health Brooksville have access to free Wi-Fi wireless high-speed internet while visiting the hospital. (This does not extend to services or offices located in the adjacent Medical Arts Building.) By offering Wi-Fi accessibility, patients and their loved ones can keep up with family or work via the internet. Connectivity is available throughout the hospital, including patient rooms and visitor waiting areas. Our free internet connection works with any Wi-Fi enabled device such as a laptop computer, tablet computer or web-enabled cell phone.

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Q: What is Safescan?

A: Bayfront Health Brooksville is among the first hospitals in the nation to introduce the revolutionary SafeScan technology, which ensures the right medications are given to the right patients, in the right doses, at the right times. Nurses use these wireless devices – linked real time to pharmacy information – to scan barcodes on their badge, the patient’s wristband, and each medication prescribed for that patient. The handheld device assures safety through accurate medication administration.

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Patients

Q: How do my loved ones get information about me while I am in the hospital?

A:  As part of our commitment to protect patient confidentiality, you will be assigned a unique Patient ID number. You must give family members or loved ones your Patient ID number in order for them to have access to information. ONLY the patient can release that information. Family and friends can also directly dial the telephone in your room. 

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Q: Will I need to bring any paperwork?

A:  Please bring any medical insurance cards and any necessary claims forms. This will speed the admissions process. You can also pre-register online.

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Q: What personal items should I bring?

A:  Hospital gowns are available, but you may bring your own dressing robe and slippers. We encourage you to bring your own toiletries from home. Personal belongings such as jewelry, cash, credit cards or items of great personal value should not be kept in your room. If you are having surgery, you will not be allowed to wear jewelry during the operation. Please be sure your jewelry, prescription medications and other valuables are sent home with a family member or friend. Please note that when you are discharged from the hospital, you may need your credit cards, checks or cash to take care of your bill. If so, please ask a friend or family member to bring them from home at that time.

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Q: What if I'm taking medications?

A:  Please bring a list of your medications and dosages. Your physician will evaluate which ones you should continue taking while in the hospital. These will be dispensed to you by the hospital pharmacy during your stay. Any medications brought from home will be sent to the pharmacy. This procedure ensures that the medications you are currently taking do not interfere or interact with new medications ordered for you during your stay, and prevents the loss of your medications from home.

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Q: What about meals?

A:  Our Food Services Department is dedicated to providing you with nutritious and delicious meals. If your physician has requested a special diet for you, your meals will be specially prepared according to your physician's orders. Approximate service times for your meals are Breakfast: 8:00am, Lunch: Noon, and Dinner: 5:00pm.

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Q: Can my family or friends eat with me?

A:  The cafeteria is open for the convenience of visitors and staff every day. If a friend or family member desires a meal, he or she may feel free to visit the cafeteria and purchase a meal. Hours are: Breakfast 7:00 am- 8:30 am, Lunch 11:30 am-1:30 pm, Dinner 5:30 pm-7:15 pm. Vending machines where beverages and snacks may be purchased 24-hours a day are located outside the cafeteria and in the Emergency Department waiting room.

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Physicians

Q:  How do I get to the Physicians access on the web?

A:  Go to the Physicians main page and click on the PAS link. 

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Q:  What education do you provide?

A:   The fourth Wednesday of each month, we hold Brunch Bunch', an informational meeting for physicians and their office managers. Topics include updates on CMS and OSHA guidelines. Meetings are held at noon in the conference rooms. Please contact Robin at 797-4645 for more information.

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Q:  Do you offer CMEs?

A:  As part of the Health Management family of hospitals, physicians enjoy access to the Health Management Physician's CME Online Program. Designed to fit your busy schedule, this program is both convenient and user-friendly. Since the internet is available 24 hours a day, you will now be able to earn CME credits on your schedule without taking time away from your patients, surgery, dictation, family, etc.

It only takes a few minutes to register, and in a matter of minutes you will be able to access your profile and start earning CME credits. As an added bonus, you will be able to view your profile at any time, as well as programs you have attended. At the completion of each program, you have the option of printing out a CME certificate or transcript, all at the click of a button on your own PC.  

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Careers

Q:  How do I fill out an application?

A:  Go to the Careers link on this website to see job postings and fill out an on-line application. You may visit our Human Resources department in person Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or contact them by phone at (352) 544-6150.

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