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Hospitals protect the sanctity of silence
North County Times

North County hospitals are trying to tone it down for the sake of sleeping patients. Tri-City Medical Center and Palomar Pomerado Health have instituted pilot programs in recent months that celebrate the sanctity of silence, hoping to give patients a better chance to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Tri-City conducted a program in late August and September that sought to lower noise and lighting levels in one of its medical and surgical units for 90 minutes in the afternoon.