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Hospital initiates ‘Quiet Time’ policy to improve patients’ rest
Paso Robles Daily News

Twin Cities Community Hospital has announced a new, hospital-wide “Quiet Time” policy stating that hospital staff will take certain measures to reduce noise and other sleep disturbances during the official rest period, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., daily.

Twin Cities initiated the policy in an effort to create an environment more conducive to patients’ sleep and rest, which are key factors in recovery. During the new Quiet Time period, the hospital dims its hallway lights, places staff phones and pagers on vibrate, offers patients ear plugs or headphones for music, and keeps staff conversations low.