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What to Expect

When you are admitted, an admitting representative will ask you to complete and sign several forms, including a consent form for hospital admission and medical treatment. An identification bracelet will be placed around your wrist.

Preparing for Surgery

Communication with your team

Speak up about your health- Speak up if you have questions or concerns. If you don’t understand, ask again. It’s your body and you have a right to know.

White-BoardCare Communication Boards

Keeping you and your family informed during your hospitalization is very important to us. On the dry erase communication boards in each patient room, we can share information with all members of the team. You can also use this board to write down questions for the doctor or nurse.

Multidisciplinary Rounding

Monday –Friday at 11:00 a multidisciplinary team, including the pharmacist, registered dietitian, physical and occupational therapist, nursing, infection prevention, and the nursing manager review the plan of care for each patient. Research has shown this process improves overall quality and teamwork. Click here for a picture of our team during a rounding meeting.

Hospital Stay Reminders

  • Washing hands is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections, see the Preventing Infections information sheet below.
  • Pain medications, illnesses and other factors can increase your risk for falling, see our Preventing Falls and Patient Safety Brochure below.