Hospital Admissions Information
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible during your hospital stay. To prepare you and your loved ones for a smooth experience, please review the following important information.
What to Expect
For complete information about what to expect during your hospital stay, review our Inpatient Admissions Packet.
What to Bring
Essential information: Social security number, driver’s license/state I.D., medical insurance card with employer and subscriber information, a list of all medications you’re currently taking, and a copy of your advance directive and living will/durable power of attorney for health care, if you have them.
View information about creating an advance directive and living will >
Personal items: You will be provided with nearly every personal care item you’ll need during your stay. However, you may wish to bring items such as dentures, hearing aid(s) or eyeglasses. These may be stored in your bedside cabinet. Please keep in mind that items wrapped in tissue or left on tabletops or meal trays could be discarded accidentally.
For safety reasons, please do NOT bring any plug-in electrical appliances such as electric razors, blow dryers, radios, CD/DVD players, computers or other electronic devices. You may bring battery-operated devices, but you must provide your own batteries.
The hospital is not responsible for loss of dentures, eyeglasses, hearing aids, or any other personal items or cash.
Hospitalist medicine: Our hospitalist physicians are board certified internal medicine physicians who specialize in caring for patients in the hospital setting. They will monitor your recovery and communicate with your primary care physician about your condition, and are available around the clock to answer questions. Meet our team of hospitalist physicians >
Nutritional services: Our clinical nutrition department includes registered dietitians who consult with your physician to provide a diet that meets your individual dietary needs. Dietitians may also provide dietary assessments and education to help you improve your nutrition.
Pharmacy: The hospital pharmacy is available around the clock to meet your prescription needs.
Interpreter services: Services are available 24/7 for those who speak a primary language other than English and/or who use sign language.
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