A member of Evergreen Medical Center’s medical staff requested your admission. Our admission personnel will obtain information from you that is required by law and will help us to serve you better.
Private and semi-private rooms are available at Evergreen Medical Center. Your room assignment is based on the availability of the day of your admission. If you desire to transfer to another type of room, please make your request known to the nursing staff and they will do their best to accommodate you. Medical insurance usually does not cover the full cost of a private room. If yours does not, a $50.oo private room deposit will be required.
Your family and friends may call your room by dialing 578-0-room#. Callers who do not know your room number may reach you through the Medical Center’s main number at 251-578 -2480.
One guest tray per meal may be purchased for $5.00 from the Business Office. If you would like to receive a meal for lunch, please notify the Business Office before 10:00 a.m. on that day. If you wish to purchase dinner in the evening or breakfast for the following morning, please notify the Business Office before 3:00 p.m. in the afternoon. If after 3:00 p.m. or on weekends, please notify Registration.
FOR YOUR SAFETY AND SECURITY
All medications you take while you are in the hospital are prescribed by your doctor, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy and administered by a nurse. Patients are not permitted to administer their own drugs or keep personal medications at their bedsides. Upon admission, please give all medications
A registered/licensed dietitian is available to Evergreen Medical Center to meet your nutritional needs during your stay. If you have a question about your meals or diet, please ask your physician or your nurse.
Before you arrived, your room was thoroughly cleaned and inspected. It will be cleaned daily during your stay with us. If your room is not cleaned to your satisfaction, please notify Facilities Management at extension 139.
Physical therapy services are available Monday through Friday. Physical therapy seeks to prevent, identify, correct and alleviate movement problems related to injury, disease, post-surgery rehabilitation and individualized developmental abnormalities.
Evergreen Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services Department provides physical therapy to inpatients, outpatients and our home health care patients upon physician referral. The scope of services includes sports injuries, wound and pain management, post-surgical rehabilitation, and geriatric and pediatric rehabilitation. Registered physical therapists and licensed physical therapist assistants provide these services.
MAIL AND FLOWERS
A volunteer will deliver your mail to you twice a day. If you have a stamped, addressed letter you wish to mail, you may have someone drop it off at the front desk or give it to a volunteer or your Patient Representative. Mail received after you have been discharged will be forwarded to your home. Your flowers will be delivered to your room as soon as they arrive at the Medical Center.
Evergreen Medical Center provides The Evergreen Courant for you every Thursday.
Visitors can be good medicine for patients, and we understand how important they are in your recovery. Your family and friends may visit you between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. We do ask that visitors please follow the guidelines and regulations established by the Medical Center to insure your speedy recovery.
• Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere in the hospital. There are designated smoking areas outside at the end of each corridor.
• Children under the age of 12 are welcome to visit parents, grandparents, and siblings – as long as an adult accompanies them.
• Visits should be kept short; and visitors should maintain a quiet environment and avoid unnecessary noise.
• The number of visitors is limited to 4 in private patient rooms, and 2 in semi-private rooms.
• Visitors may be asked to leave the room during tests or treatments or when the doctor or nurse needs to see the patient.
Parking for patients and visitors is available directly in front of the hospital main entrance. There is additional parking in the lot adjacent to the Business Office located to the left of the main entrance to the hospital.
The chapel at Evergreen Medical Center is located near the nurse’s station. It is open continuously. Families and friends of patients, as well as clergy, are encouraged to use the chapel at their convenience.
VALUABLE OR LOST ITEMS
Patients are asked not to bring items of value to the hospital with them. If you do bring a valuable item, it should be given to the Nurse Supervisor for safekeeping. The hospital does not accept responsibility for items of value unless they are given to the Supervisor. If you do lose something, notify your nurse right away, and we will make every effort to help you find it. Unclaimed articles are turned in to the Nurse’s Station. To claim any lost and found items, please go to the Nurse’s Station.
YOUR HOSPITAL TEAM
The Medical Staff:
The physician who admits you is responsible for directing your care while you are a patient at the Medical Center. As the director of your care, your physician should be consulted if you have any questions about your illness.
The Nursing Staff:
A team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and patient care technicians provides quality nursing care. A nurse manager is responsible for coordinating care in each department. Please feel free to contact your nurse or nurse manager if you have questions or concerns. Nursing supervisors are on duty 24 hours a day and are available to assist you if the nurse manager is not available. If you encounter any problems that are not being resolved during your stay at Evergreen Medical Center, please call the Director of Nursing at extension 136 for further assistance.
Your doctor and your nurse will give you instructions about post-hospital care. If you have questions about your diet, activities or other matters, please be sure to ask at this time.
Collect all of your belongings and double-check drawers and closets. If you have any valuables stored with the Nurse Supervisor, call the Nurse’s Station and they will be delivered to you.