St. Joseph's strives to make your hospital stay as comfortable as possible. To assist you, we have created the list below. Please bring any information or paperwork given to you by your physician, as well as copies of living wills or power of attorney, advance directives or other information you would like placed in your medical record. All information will be kept confidential.
Your complete medical care is under the direction/supervision of your physician, who is a member of the hospital medical staff. It is your physician who determines what diagnostic tests you will take, whether or not you require x-rays, therapy or medication and what food you can eat. Hospital nurses, technicians and other specialists will follow your physician's directions in providing your care.
You will need to bring any personal items, such as pajamas, robes, slippers, shaving equipment, toothbrush and anything else you use daily. We advise you to leave valuables at home.
Please do not bring medications from home unless your physician requests you to. You should have a complete list of all medications, including dosages, you take at home. If your doctor requests, all medications you bring from home will be stored and given by the nursing staff.
You will be required to wear an identification band at all times during your stay. This ensures you will receive proper treatments and medications. DO NOT remove the band for any reason. If the band becomes tight, alert the nursing staff.
You will be asked to sign appropriate consent and release forms to authorize hospital personnel to provide services your physician has ordered for you.
For more information on what to do when you get here, please refer to our Registration & Admitting section.
For details on your rights as a patient, download this brochure.