In Your Room

Room and Nurse Assignments Patient Room

You are assigned a room based on your diagnosis, how sick you are, and which hospital beds are available. All rooms are private. A registered nurse (RN) will be assigned to your care. The RN may also have another nursing staff member, such as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) or a certified nursing assistant (CNA), help with your care.

Students from the Maurine Church Coburn School of Nursing use the hospital as a clinical training facility. Please let your nurse know if you do not want a nursing student to participate in your care.

If you need anything, push the call button at your bedside to talk to a member of our nursing staff through a handheld speaker.

You may be transferred to another room or nursing department if your condition changes or if you need a higher level of nursing care. Transfer to another facility may be necessary if you need services we do not provide.

Please discuss questions or concerns about your room or nurse assignment with the manager of the nursing unit.

Television

Television is available at no charge in all patient rooms except in the Intensive Care Unit and on Garden Pavilion. Using the channel selector on your remote control, you can turn on the television and select channels. There is a volume control on the side of the remote. Earphones are available.

Patient Education Channels

Patient education programs are shown on channels 88, 89, and 90. Ask your nurse for other channel information.

Free Internet Access

Free wireless internet access is available in patient rooms and throughout the hospital.

Please follow these steps to establish a connection for your laptop:

  • Select "Start" from the task bar
  • Select "Connect to" from the pop-up menu
  • A dialog box will open called "Wireless Network Connection Status"
  • Select "View Wireless Networks"
  • Click on "Internet" and the row will become highlighted
  • Select "Connect"

Or

  • Right-click on the wireless network icon in the task bar
  • Select "View Wireless Networks"
  • Click on "Internet" and the row will become highlighted
  • Select "Connect"

If you need assistance, please call Information Technology at ext. 4559.

(Note: Laptops must have a wireless card that supports 802.11G.)   

Keeping Things Quiet

You need a quiet environment for healing and rest. Please let your nurse know if it is too noisy. We will make every effort to reduce the noise.

If the noise problem is not resolved, you can call the patient hotline by dialing "0" and asking to speak with a hospital administrator. He or she will respond as quickly as possible.