PREPARING FOR YOUR STAY
Your Hospital Team
For Your Safety and Security
Insurance and Billing
Ask your physician for guidance on what needs to be done prior to your hospital stay.
What to Bring to the Hospital
You will need only a few items for your hospital stay, such as pajamas or nightgowns, a bathrobe, nonskid slippers, and personal care items like a toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, and shampoo. Some personal care items can be purchased in the Snack Bar/Gift Shop.
Please do not bring money, jewelry, or other valuables. We prefer that you not bring electrical appliances from home, such as hair dryers, radios, and personal fans. If you do, please ask your nurse to have it inspected for safe operation.
Bring all the medications you are currently taking in their original bottles (see "Medications" in the Safety and Security section).
Valuables or Lost Items
Patients are asked not to bring items of value to the hospital. If you do bring a valuable item and would like it to be secured, please speak with a nurse to have it placed in a safe. You will be given a written receipt for all items, which must be presented when you withdraw them. The hospital does not accept responsibility for items of value unless they are deposited in the safe.
If you lose something, please notify your nurse immediately. We will make every effort to help you find it.
Unclaimed articles are turned in to the switchboard where they are kept for at least 60 days. To inquire about lost articles, dial the switchboard at extension 0.