All valuables should be sent home to protect from loss/theft. If this is not possible, please deposit them with nursing staff. They will be kept in the hospital safe until your discharge. NOTE: access to the safe is limited to the hours of 8:00AM to 4:30PM. If you do bring valuables to the hospital, such as wedding rings and other jewelry, and you wish to wear them during your stay, please be sure that these items are included on the "admissions clothing list" that will be reviewed with you by your admitting nurse on the nursing unit. If you lose something, please notify your nurse immediately, and we will make every effort to help you find it. Unclaimed articles are turned in to the Housekeeping Department. To inquire about lost articles, call extension 105.
At the time of your admission, you will receive forms to be signed. These forms give the hospital permission to provide services your doctor believes are necessary and the right to bill your insurance carrier for services rendered. Certain procedures may require additional forms to be obtained while you are a patient.
Advanced directives, in the form of a living will or durable power of attorney for health care enable patients to give instructions regarding the treatment they would prefer if seriously ill. If you have a living will or durable power of attorney for health care, please provide the institution with a copy. The document will be included with your chart. If you do not have any advance directive, and would like information on this topic, please call our Social Services Department at extension 201, and a Social Service representative will provide you with information and help answer your questions.
How to Call for Assistance
For your safety and convenience, there is a call button located at your bedside and a call button in your bathroom. A two-way intercom enables you to talk directly with the nurses' station. When you press the button, the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible.
Your Room Assignment
Room assignment is based upon your admitting diagnosis and bed availability at the time of admission.