All rooms are private rooms. We do our best to make sure your room meets whatever needs you may have.
- 1 bed
- Personal storage
Your bed is equipped with side rails. Your nurse may raise them at night or other times to ensure your safety. Please call our staff for help lowering the rails.
Please use your call bell or call your nurse and wait for help if you have difficulty getting in or out of bed, or if your condition may cause you to slip or fall.
Storing personal items
Please keep only essential items (such as toiletries) in your room. We provide personal grooming supplies if needed.
The hospital will not assume any liability for valuables you keep in the room. You can have security store them in the hospital's safe. Retrieve your items from security by dialing "0" on your room telephone or asking your nurse to call security for you.
Ways to Communicate
You can use your personal cell phone to communicate with loved ones at home. Your room telephone can also make calls outside the hospital.
There are a few different ways you can talk to a nurse or get help:
- Dial the nurse's number on the whiteboard in your room.
- Press the call button at your bedside, which is answered through the intercom system at the nurses' station. (We can provide sensitive or “light-touch" call buttons upon request.)
- Use the emergency pull cord in the bathroom if you need immediate help in the bathroom.
We strive to keep you comfortable and to keep rooms tidy and clean, so you can focus on resting and recovering.
We serve patients three meals each day.
A nutrition attendant from Food and Nutrition Services will help you make meal choices that fit in with the diet your doctor prescribed. Let the nutrition attendant know if you are a vegetarian or have any religious or cultural observances related to diet. Your family and friends may bring you food once your doctor approves.
A member of the housekeeping staff will clean your room once a day, 7:30 am–4 pm. However, an emergency housekeeping service is available 24 hours a day. Call 481-5150 from your room telephone if you need additional services.
TV channels offered with MyChart bedside to help.
Hospital Room Policies
Please note that we have a strict No Smoking policy. We are a smoke-free campus, which includes all buildings, grounds and parking lots.
No medications may be kept at the bedside. In fact, we have specific guidelines around medications you take during your stay.
- Taking medication. Nurses administer all medications.
- Storing medications from home. If you've brought medication from home, give it to your nurse. Our pharmacy will either log and store it securely or ask you to send it home with a loved one or caregiver.
- Using medications from home. If our pharmacy doesn't normally stock a medication you take, your doctor may write an order for you to use your own medication. A nurse will administer this medication, just like any other medication.
- Returning your medication. At discharge, we will return any medications our pharmacy has stored or any leftover medications you did not use.