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Commitment to Clean - McLaren Flint

A Commitment to Clean

At McLaren Flint our housekeeping and infection prevention teams follow best practices in infection control as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (often referred to as the CDC), ensuring each patient room and frequently touched surface is properly disinfected for your safety.

Before you arrived at your room, thorough cleaning took place as well as a fresh change of sheets and clean towels and wash clothes were placed in the bathroom. During your admission process, you were also given a small personal hygiene kit. This will allow you to have more control over what you are used to doing in order to feel clean.

What you can expect each day you are in our care:

Once daily, a housekeeper will visit your room to remove trash/medical waste, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your room/restroom, restock restroom supplies and mop the floor in your room/restroom. Should you be out of the room when cleaning takes place, your housekeeper will leave a “While You Were Out” message on your table tray so you know daily cleaning took place.

If you need housekeeping outside your normal visits, the housekeeping department is here for you 24 hours a day and can be reached at extension 22069 from the phone in your room or at (810) 342-2069 from a mobile phone.

What about my bed sheets, gown and towels and wash clothes?

Like at home, these washable items are not changed daily unless they are visibly soiled. Using the same sheets and gown for multiple days is not a concern regarding infection spread.

This decreased usage also helps the environment by using less water, energy, and potentially strong detergents. If you need clean bed sheets or a gown, please let your nurse or nurse aide know.

What is an infection control cleaning concern?

Proper handwashing is the biggest culprit in the spread of infection. Everyone has to be accountable for good handwashing practices including staff, patients, and visitors. If you see someone not washing their hands upon entering your room, please speak up and ask them to do so, including your loved ones. In your hygiene kit, you will find hand sanitizer that you can use to keep your own hands clean as well. This is especially important to do before and after eating and taking your medications.

We wish you a speedy recovery and say a sincere thank you for entrusting us with your care!