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 SAFETY

BED RAILS
Illness and medications can affect balance and coordination Therefore, raised bed rails are for your protection. If you would like the rails lowered, please call your nurse. Do not attempt to climb over the rails or to lower them yourself

FIRE ALARM
If you hear the fire alarm, please stay in your room. This includes any persons visiting you at the time. A nurse will come and tell you if you need to take any further action.

MEDICATIONS
To insure proper monitoring, all medications are dispensed upon orders from our doctor and should not be brought with you to the Hospital.

SECURITY
Our professional security staff is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.  Their first priority is our patients, guests and staff. These safety specialists make regular rounds to all areas of the Hospital to ensure the protection of all. Upon request an escort can be provided for visitors to any parking area surrounding our facility.

PATIENT EDUCATION
To help you understand more about specific medical conditions, our health education program offers films seen on television, Ch. 7, in your room at no charge. This is a free service and does not require obtaining total television service. Weekly classes are held on medical subjects such as diabetic instruction, etc. For more information, ask your nurse or call the Education Services at Extension 9015.