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RoomsMost rooms are now private to ensure the most comfortable setting for our patients. The hospital is equipped to provide you with the most up-to-date medical facilities, technologies, education, and treatment in a comfortable, nurturing atmosphere of patient-centered care.
Your Hospital BedHospital beds are electrically operated and your nurse will show you how to work your bed properly. Your hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. Bedside rails are for your protection. They may be raised at night or during the day if you're resting, recovering from surgery or taking certain medications.
Room TemperatureA thermostat is located in each room for individual patient comfort. Please contact your nurse if you have any problems regulating the room temperature.
Calling Your NurseA button to call your nurse is located at your bedside. When you press the button, a request is sent to your nurse. A staff member will respond to your request as soon as possible.
During the NightPlease stay in bed after you have been prepared for the night. Strange surroundings and sleeping medications may create a hazard if you get out of bed. For assistance during the night, use your call button.
TelevisionColor televisions are provided in each room. Please be considerate of other patients by playing televisions softly and by turning off your sets at bedtime. Please contact the nursing staff if you experience problems with your television. Closed caption is available.
TelephonesTelephones are provided in each room, except on critical care units. Local calls may be made at any time from the room by dialing "9" and the number. Long distance calls must be placed with the hospital operator and should be charged to your residence phone, calling card or made collect. Long distance calls cannot be charged to your room. Public telephones are located in the corridors for visitor use.
Your family and friends can call you in your room by dialing 256-233-9 and your room number. For example, to call room 300, dial 233-9300. You may call the hospital operator by dialing "0" at any time for assistance.