Patients and Visitors

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's - Sioux City

Keeping You Informed of Your Care

Welcome to UnityPoint Health - Sioux City. We are pleased you have entrusted us with your care. Our physicians and staff will make every effort to keep you informed and ask for your input and make you as comfortable as possible along the way. Your care comes first at UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's. It sounds simple, but it involves a lot: patient comfort, health care resources, attentive care and open communication.

Visitor Guidelines (updated 9/26/22)

Inpatient Visiting Hours:

  • Monday-Friday 5:00 AM – 6:15 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Our visitor policy is as follows:

  • Visitors are permitted to wait in the front lobby, waiting rooms and dining areas.
  • There is no restriction on visitor age.
  • Restrictions on the number of visitors allowed will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and will depend on the clinical situation and available space.
  • The front entrance of the hospital will be open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors arriving outside open hours should utilize the Emergency Department entrance located at the north side of the building.

General Patient Information

Day-to-Day Care
Doctors visit at various times each day. Ask your physician when you might expect to see him or her. Your family doctor may also choose to have a St. Luke's hospitalist care for you throughout your stay at the hospital. Between physician visits, St. Luke's nurses will help with meals, medication, bathing and dental hygiene as needed. Each nurse has a pocket phone to communicate with your doctor and other hospital staff. You will also have a call light within your reach and in the bathroom for calling your nurse.

The tradition of spiritual care at St. Luke’s is just as rich as the hospital’s history of caring for those in need. Providing a holistic approach that includes spiritual care as part of the healing process, St. Luke’s Chaplaincy Department consists of five spiritual supporters who are available on-site or on-call during the following hours.

On-site hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM 

On-call hours:
Monday – Friday 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM 

If you are a patient or visitor who is needing spiritual support outside of these hours, our team members will help you get in contact with someone from your own congregation.

The chapel is located on the hospital’s first floor and is open for patients and families. Non-denominational services are held on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m.The tradition of spiritual care at St. Luke's is just as rich as the hospital's history of caring for those in need. Providing a holistic approach that includes spiritual care as part of the healing process, St. Luke's Chaplaincy Department relies on a staff of nearly 20 spiritual supporters who are available at your request.

The chapel is located on the hospital's first floor and is open for patients and families. Non-denominational services are held on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM.

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's provides interpretation services for a variety of languages including American Sign Language at no cost to the patient. These services are available for a patient, family member or employee upon request. It is our intent to provide equal access to, and equal participation in, health care treatment and education for persons with hearing, vision, language, speech or cognitive impairments, and for persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).
Gifts and Mail

The Glass Apple Gift Shop, located near the hospital front entrance offers a selection of gifts for patients. For more information or assistance with purchasing an item, please call (712) 279-3220

Gift Shop hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday & 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesday

  • Please note that flowers or plants are not allowed in critical care areas to prevent problems with unwanted bugs.
Patient Gifts and Mail

Any gifts or mail sent to a patient will be delivered to their room. Mail received after their  discharge will be forwarded to their home.

Mail should be sent to:

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's
Attn: Patient's Name
2720 Stone Park Blvd.
Sioux City, IA 51104


As a patient, your diet and physical activity will be ordered by your doctor and/or a dietitian and may change daily. A variety of meals, snacks and drinks are available for visitors as well at the Park View Café and coffee shop.

Park View Café

Located in the hospital's lower level, Park View Cafe is open Monday through Friday:

  • Breakfast: 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Lunch: 10:45 AM to 1:30 PM
The Coffee Shop

Located within the main lobby, on the hospital's first floor, is open every day from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Family members may request meals in take-out containers to bring to the patient's room but please be considerate if the patient is unable to eat.

Visitor parking can be found in the north, south and the east parking lots with designated spots for handicap and the elderly. Parking at the doors is reserved for patient dismissal.
Patient Rooms

St. Luke's will make it a priority to give you a private patient room but please know that in certain circumstances patients may have to share. In your room, you'll have wireless Internet access, cable television and access to health education and religious TV channels. The Sioux City Journal is available free at the nurse's station.

Bed linens will be changed every other day or more often if needed. To help reduce water and energy consumption, you can also choose not to have your sheets laundered during your multiple night stay. If you choose to take part in this green effort, your bed linens can still be changed later at your request or if soiled. Your room will have a telephone which friends and relatives may call by dialing "279" followed by the extension on your phone. Pay phones are also located around the hospital; ask a staff member to direct you to one.

Returning Home

Before you go home, your doctor(s) will need to give discharge orders. Following these orders, please allow staff time to get dismissal paperwork ready. A staff member must escort you out after you have signed the written dismissal instructions. If you have questions concerning your home instructions, call the number on your dismissal instructions or St. Luke's operator at (712) 279-3500. If your condition changes, contact your doctor or return to the emergency department.

Prior to dismissal, you may choose to have your prescription medication supplied by St. Luke's Pharmacy, located in the lower level corridor. Please tell your nurse if you choose St. Luke's Pharmacy so your medication can be ordered before you leave. Your nurse will tell you when the medication is ready. You must pick up your medication so the pharmacist can instruct you on its proper use. You are required to pay for it at the pharmacy (using cash, credit card or check), as it cannot be charged to your hospital bill.

Social workers are also available 24 hours a day to help provide emotional support and ready arrangements for ongoing needs after your discharge including:

  • Transportation
  • Nursing home placement
  • Referrals for skilled care, Meals on Wheels, home health, community agencies and/or medical equipment

After you are at home, you will get a survey about your stay at St. Luke's. Your feedback is very important, and we hope you will take a few moments to fill out the survey. Your answers will be used to help us ensure we are providing the best care possible to our patients.

Hotel Accommodations

Special rates are available for families of patients or for recruiting purposes such as new or prospective hires within the hospital. Information is subject to change.

Hotel Name Address Phone Number
Candlewood Suites 4720 Southern Hills Dr.
Sioux City, IA 51106
(Mention St. Luke's)
Comfort Inn Sioux City
4202 South Lakeport St.
Sioux City, IA 51106
(Ask for the Hospital Rate)
South Sioux City Marriott Riverfront 385 East 4th St.
South Sioux City, NE 68776
(Ask for the Hospital Rate)
Hampton Inn - North Sioux City 101 S. Sodrac Dr.
North Sioux City, SD 57049
(Mention St. Luke's)
Hampton Inn & Suites Sioux City South 5555 Sergeant Rd.
Sioux City, IA 51106
(Mention St. Luke's)
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 111 3rd St.
Sioux City, IA 51101
(Mention UnityPoint)
Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront 1132 Larsen Park Rd.
Sioux City, IA 51103
(Mention St. Luke's)
The Warrior Hotel
525 6th Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
(Ask for Hospital Rate)
Wingate by Wyndham Sioux City
4716 Southern Hills Dr,
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
(Ask for Hospital Rate)

Recognizing Outstanding Care


The DAISY Award

The DAISY Award is an international recognition program that honors and celebrates the skillful, compassionate care nurses provide every day.

Please say thank you by sharing your story of how a nurse made a difference you will never forget!

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ROSE Award

The ROSE Award rewards our Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) for their consistent demonstration of excellence through clinical expertise, extraordinary service and compassionate care.
Nominate a Deserving Patient Care Technician


The SUNSHINE Award recognizes those non-nursing team members who rise above expectations to brighten the day of our patients or team members through their brilliant, exemplary service.
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