Teaching healthcare providers, the basics of American Sign Language can greatly benefit the healthcare system. Communication skills will be increased, and patients will be able to feel understood, heard and cared for. It is stressful to be in a hospital environment and not be able to communicate verbally with your medical team. During the current pandemic, all hospital personnel are wearing masks. This means that a deaf patient cannot read lips or understand what their healthcare providers are trying to say to them. This further adds distress to an already unwell patient. It is of vital importance that all the information is communicated to the medical team so the patient can get the correct treatment that they need. By learning sign language, the medical team can save valuable time and avoid making phone calls to find interpreters. In the hospital setting, every second counts. Medical professionals who learn sign language can save time and save lives.