Your Hospital Room
Upon arriving in your room, you will be shown how to work the various accommodations
such as operating your bed, the nurse call bell system, telephone, and
the television. If there is anything you do not understand please ask
your nurse for assistance.
Your bed is electronically operated. Please keep in mind that your hospital
bed is narrower and higher than your bed at home. When the side rails
are up, do not attempt to get out of bed by yourself. In that case, please
call for assistance.
Calling your Nurse
There is a call bell by your bed and an emergency call bell inside the
bathroom. Simply press the nurse call bell when you need assistance. A
staff member will answer your call.
Mail and Flowers
Your mail and flowers will be delivered directly to you unless your condition
does not permit. Any mail received after your discharge will be forwarded
to your home.
The department of Food and Nutrition Services is committed to serving quality
meals. Patient meals are served as follows:
- Breakfast 7:15 a.m. 8:15 a.m.
- Lunch 11:15 a.m. 12:15 p.m.
- Dinner 4:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m.
Each day you will receive a menu on your breakfast tray to select your
choices for the following day. Please fill out your menu and keep it until
it is collected by a member of the Food and Nutrition staff. Patient visitors
may also purchase their own meals directly in the hospital cafeteria and
bring them to patient rooms themselves.
All patient rooms with the exception of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are
equipped with a telephone that can be dialed directly. To make a local
call (215 and 610 area codes only) from your room phone, dial 9 first
and then the complete number. To make calls outside of the 215 and 610
area codes, contact the hospital operator by dialing 0. You will then
be connected to an outside operator who will place your call after first
determining if you want the call charged collect or to your home telephone
bill. To arrange for the best opportunity for you to get the rest that
you need while hospitalized, incoming patient calls are withheld between
11 p.m. and 6 a.m.