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Caring for You

Our goal is to give you compassionate, expert medical care.

Your doctor will direct the medical care you receive. Expect a visit from your doctor daily, typically early in the morning or late afternoon. Many of our patients are cared for by hospitalists during their stay. Hospitalists are physicians who are specially trained to provide care for patients while in the hospital.

Your nurse will work with your doctor to create a plan of care, regularly assess your progress, implement your doctor’s orders and make sure your needs are met while you are here. Your nurse will also direct the activities of unit-based staff who provide additional support services, as you need them.

Technical staff will work with your nurse to provide your care. They will answer your call light and assist with meals and other daily activities like bathing and walking.

Other specialists could include physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, IV nurses, phlebotomists (who obtain blood samples), dietitians, social workers and clinical nurse specialists. All of these services are coordinated by your nurse.

Hospital volunteers help out in many areas of the hospital. You can recognize volunteers by their yellow shirts and photo ID badges.

Important Times in the Hospital Day

Hours Activities
6:45 - 7:15 a.m. Shift change
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 – 9 a.m. Doctor may visit
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Noon – 8 p.m. Visiting hours
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Shift change
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Dinner
4:30 – 7 p.m. Doctor may visit
10:45 - 11:15 p.m. Shift change