10.09.2017 Back to News

Dress Code & Uniform Policy Reminder

We’re proud of our MHS staff! 

Through your service excellence and professional  appearance, you communicate our culture of caring and safety in every patient/customer interaction. 

We recognize the dress code policy needs updates periodically, and hope that these updates strike a good balance between maintaining our professional image and fashion trends. Regardless of fashion trends, the image you bring to work is your professional statement.  Make sure your professional statement is working for you.

To provide consistency in promoting our professional image and elements of safety, here is a reminder of our Dress Code/Uniforms policy related to hosiery, fleece, scrub jackets and sleeves with thumb holes: 

For all MHS employees:

  • Hosiery/socks are encouraged but not required for all areas. Hosiery/stockings are strongly encouraged in areas with high customer traffic where first impressions and image are especially important to our reputation. 

  • Be aware of your department’s guidelines as they may relate to regulatory requirements. 

For all Methodist Hospital, Methodist Women’s Hospital and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital staff who purchase uniforms through the MHS Safety and Style Initiative:

Infection Prevention is critical for the safety of our patients. Due to concerns of infection control:

  • Fleece jackets are not considered an appropriate outer jacket uniform in clinical/patient care areas.

  • Although shirts with thumb holes may be worn under the uniform, the thumb holes may not be utilized, as they prevent proper hand hygiene.

  • All scrub tops and scrub jackets must be embroidered with one of 3 logo options: “Methodist” with heart/dove, heart/dove only, or “Methodist Jennie Edmundson” with heart/dove. Embroidery must be completed by an approved area embroidery vendor. See the MHS Intranet/Human Resources/Uniforms for more details.

Thank you for having pride in your professional image and the Methodist reputation to look your very best every day! 

See the Dress Code and Uniforms policy on mhsintranet for more information on guidelines.