About Your Stay
When you are admitted to OCH Regional Medical Center, you will be surrounded by a team of doctors, nurses and staff members who care about you and your experience.
As a patient you are our guest, and we will do everything possible to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible. If you have a question during your stay, please feel free to ask any staff member.
To prepare you for a comfortable stay, here are some important things to know before your hospitalization.
HOSPITALIST - While you are in the hospital, your regular doctor may turn your care over to a hospitalist, a physician whose primary focus is the care of hospitalized patients. The goal in providing you an in-house physician is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of care, while allowing primary care providers to improve access for services in the clinic. Your hospitalist will collaborate with your primary care provider and will attend to all of your healthcare needs. Upon discharge, you will be redirected to your personal physician for follow-up care.
VALUABLES – Please leave large sums of money and valuables at home or send them home by your family or friends. If necessary, you may deposit them in the hospital safe and retrieve them when you leave the hospital. Valuables are returned 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p. m. Monday through Friday. The hospital is not responsible for valuables kept in your room.
TELEPHONE – To call outside the hospital from a patient room: Local call – dial 9 + number; In-state long distance call – dial 87 + 0 + area code + number; Out-of-state call – dial 87 + 00 + area code + number.
MAIL & FLOWERS – Any mail or flowers addressed to you will be delivered to your room. Mail received after you have been discharged will be forwarded to your home address.
MEDICATIONS – Please do not bring any medication from home unless told to do so by your physician. Do bring a complete list of the medications you take to include dosages and the time table for taking the medications. During your hospitalization, the nurses will give you medication as ordered by your physician.
SAFETY – Please observe the following safety precautions:
- Use the emergency call cord/card located on your bed and in the bathroom to call a nurse, rather than attempting movement or action that could result in an accidental strain or fall.
- Do not try to adjust or climb over the side rails on your bed.
- Do not bring any electrical appliances or firearms into the hospital, as this violates safety regulations.
- Wear slippers or shoes when out of bed to avoid falls or injury and do not walk near areas where the floor is being cleaned.
- Do not leave your nursing care area without first consulting your nurse.
TOBACCO FREE POLICY – OCH is a tobacco-free facility. Cigarettes and other tobacco products are not permitted within the building or anywhere on the property. Please honor this policy to ensure that the hospital remains a safe and healthy environment in which to recover.
GIFT SHOP – For your convenience, the OCH Auxiliary operates a Gift Shop near the hospital lobby from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Gift items, candy, and floral arrangements, as well as personal items are available. Call (662) 615-3000 for more information.
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