Your room is designed with your comforts in mind. Each room has bathroom facilities, a television and telephone.
A handheld nurse call light is located at your bedside and each restroom. When pushed, your call is acknowledged and your nurse is notified. You may also control your room lighting and television from your handheld call light, or your bed rail. Ask your nurse to show you how to use the controls.
Showers are available, your nurse will assist you when medically able to go to the shower. Nurses will offer a comfort bath to all patients daily.
Your bed is electrically operated and can be controlled from the buttons on the side rails.
When admitted, you received an identification band to wear around your wrist. Please wear it at all times. You may receive multiple bands. They are for your safety and allow hospital personnel to identify you and your individual care needs.
If you would like to wear your own sleepwear instead of a hospital gown, that's OK in most instances. However, please wear a hospital gown for all tests, examinations or procedures. Large-sized gowns are available.
Choose your daily meals from a menu distributed on your breakfast tray. If you have special dietary needs, one of our dietitians may visit during your stay to assist with nutritional care.
To order from your menu, simply circle the items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please remember these selections are for the following day. You may leave your completed menu on your tray, or a member of the dietary staff will stop by and collect it in the afternoon. Please note your menu selections may be changed due to diet restrictions ordered by your physicians.
If you desire menu choices not offered on the selective menu, we'd be happy to offer you our "Or You May Prefer" menu, which contains a variety of traditional favorites available every day. Ask a member of the food service team for a copy of this menu.
Your family members or friends may wish to dine with you bedside. A daily menu is offered at a nominal cost. Check with your nurse to make an order.
Do not keep medications at your bedside, including over-the-counter products. (There may be exceptions to this, ask your nurse for clarification). For safety, we encourage you to send any medications home with your family. If this is not possible, your nurse will store your medications, prescribed and otherwise, in a locked container outside your room. When you are released from the hospital, your nurse will review discharge instructions for medications with you.
Make sure your doctors know about every medicine you are taking (including herbal supplements and over-the-counter medications). Inform hospital staff of any allergies and adverse reactions you have to medicines. Ask for information about your medicines in terms you can understand before you receive them. Also, ask your nurse immediately if you have questions about the medications you're given.
Free Wireless Available
Connect to the "MMSC-Public" network (if you have issues, make sure "DHCP" is enabled). Then, open your web browser. Enjoy – with no passwords, fees or limits!
Internet & Email Stations
Four internet/email stations are available throughout the hospital for our patients and their families:
- Med/Surg Unit – 2nd floor
- Family Room – 1st Floor
- ICU Family Room
- Women's Care Center
- Family Room
Depending on your location, the TV in your room is controlled by your handheld call light or handheld remote. If your TV is not working properly, please advise a team member. The patient education channel is 79, and see the channel guide located in your patient handbook for Health Education Programs.
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