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List of services, info on physicians, plus comments by doctors, nurses, employees & patients.
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Listing of all the health plans that each hospital accepts.
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ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL Patient Handbook
Working towards a healthy community

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

 When you arrive at St Joseph’s Hospital. please report to the Admissions Office and bring the following:

  • All insurance information cards, forms, second surgical opinions and appropriate referrals. All materials will be treated as confidential.

  • Bathrobe and slippers

  • Any toiletry articles that you may need, such as a toothbrush, shaving cream, etc.

  • Small amount of money for newspapers, vending room, if desired.

  • The healthcare team who will take care of your needs to know what medications you are currently taking. Please bring a list of you prescriptions and dosages — please do not bring any medications with you to the hospital. Your physician will order any medicines you need while you are in the hospital.

 IDENTIFICATION

To insure proper identification, we will place an identification band around your wrist that must stay on until you are discharged.

PERSONAL POSSESSIONS

We are not responsible for loss of personal items. Please let your nurse know if you have dentures so that you can receive a denture cup for their safekeeping. Also, if you wear glasses, along with your dentures, please take special care and leave then in your night table drawer. Never leave such items on your meal fray or bed. The Hospital accepts NO liability for lost or stolen items.

SMOKING

Smoking is not permitted inside the building, as we are a smoke-free hospital.