Room assignments are based on medical need and availability. You may be moved as your health improves.
Private (single-bed) and semiprivate (2-bed) rooms are available. Insurance usually does not cover the cost of a private room.
Color televisions are provided in each room except for intensive care units.
A nurse call button is located beside the bed. When you press the button, the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance. A staff member will respond as soon as possible.
Your hospital bed is operated electronically; your nurse will show you how it works.
Bedside rails are for your protection. They may be raised at night or during the day if you’re resting, recovering from surgery, or taking certain medications.
Thermostats in each room allow for individual temperature comfort. Contact the nursing station if you would like the temperature adjusted.
Leaving the Unit
If you want to leave the unit, please check first at the nurses’ station to make sure your doctor has given approval and to let the staff know where you can be reached. It’s important to stay in your room until your doctor has made rounds and treatments have been completed.
Patient mail is delivered Monday through Friday. Mail received after your discharge will be forwarded to your billing address.