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Your Room

Your room includes a special hospital bed, a bedside stand for your personal belongings, a telephone, an over-bed table and a small closet space.

Your Bed

Your bed can be adjusted. Sometimes you need to keep your bed in a certain position for medical reasons. Most of the time, however, we can help you adjust your bed for your own comfort.

Ask a staff member to show you how to use the controls.


You may use the telephone at your bedside to make phone calls.

Calling inside the hospital

Dial the 4-digit extension number.

Calling outside the hospital

  • Local calls:
    1. Dial 9 + the number.
  • Long-distance calls using a credit card:
    1. Dial 9 + 0 + area code + number.
    2. Wait for the voice instructions before entering your credit card number.
  • Long distance call collect or charging another number:
    1. Dial 9 + 0 + area code + number.
    2. Wait for the voice instructions, then press 0.
    3. The long-distance operator will answer after the tone and complete your call for you.

The long-distance carrier is AT&T. You cannot charge long-distance calls to your hospital bill.

Call Button

When you need help, use the call button. In some rooms it is located in the bed rail. In other rooms, it is located in the panel with the TV controls.

When you press the button, the nurses’ desk is notified that you are calling. Someone will answer your call as soon as possible.

Television Controls

The controls to the television are located with the call button. (See the Entertainment section for information on television, radio and education options.)