The history of NPHS, its mission statement, and other useful info.
List of services, info on physicians, plus comments by doctors, nurses, employees & patients.
List of services, info on physicians, plus comments by doctors, nurses, employees & patients.
Information about medical services, primary care doctors, specialists and other health care providers, available through NPHS.
Info on visiting hours, directions, transportation & parking, and important phone numbers.
Listing of all the health plans that each hospital accepts.
Health information, events, and activites for senior citizens.
NPHS en Espanol
Information for healthcare professionals including:  Physician referral, department overviews, and research & database links.
General health information, and tips to help stay healthy.
A new health or medical topic each week.

ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL Patient Handbook
Working towards a healthy community

FOR YOUR COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

MEALS AND NUTRITION SERVICES
You will receive a menu daily from which to choose your meals for the following day. Menu pickup will be at 9:30 a.m. Please keep your menu visible on your tray/table. If you have special nutritional requirements, a dietician is available to meet with you. Vegetarian, Kosher, guest meals, and children’s trays are available. To answer any questions regarding tad and/or nutritional concerns just pick up the phone and dial extension 9115.

Meal Times
Breakfast                  7:30   a.m.      8:30 a.m.

Lunch                       12:30 p.m.     1:30 p.m.
Dinner                       4:30   p.m.     5:30 p.m.

ETHICS
If you or your family has an ethical issue or concern, please call extension 9005 and leave a message. Someone will contact you the following day.

PASTORAL CARE
At your request, your minister, priest, or religious representative will be contacted by advising your nurse, or a member of the Hospital’s Pastoral Care staff can visit with you by dialing the Hospital’s operator and having our Pastor paged.

TELEPHONE
Telephone service is already available in your room. This expense is charged to your home number. Each telephone has its own number. Calls can be received in your room before 8:00 p.m.

For telephone operating instructions, please see the insert card at the back of this booklet.