Patients & Visitors

Patients & Visitors

Providing health and wellness information to the communities we serve is a responsibility we take seriously.

Family and Friends

Visitors can be good medicine for patients. Family members and friends are welcome to visit. However, patient care is our primary concern and, in order to enhance the quality of care, visitors are asked to follow these guidelines:

  • Check at the nurses' station to make sure the patient can have visitors.
  • Limit the number of people in a patient's room.
  • Visitors with any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
  • Visits should be kept short.
  • Visitors are asked to maintain a quiet environment.
  • Step out of the room when appropriate or asked.
  • Patients and visitors may not smoke on any of the Hospital or MHCS campus.

After-hours Visitation - For security purposes, Memorial Hospital secures its campus after 8:30 p.m. Access can be gained by entering the front lobby's vestibule and pressing the intercom for assistance.

Cell Phone Usage - Cell phone usage is allowed on all Hospital premises. To maintain a healing environment, please place your phone on vibrate when entering a patient zone.

Community Resources - Phonebooks and listings of area hotels, restaurants, pastors and churches are available at the Nurses' Station.

Gifts and Flowers - A gift cabinet is located in the Hospital's lobby. Admissions staff can help you purchase your selection. All proceeds from the gift sales go toward the efforts of the MHCS Auxiliary. Because many people are allergic to latex, we are a latex-safe environment. Please do not bring latex balloons, etc., onto the hospital campus.

Patient Services

Your Room - Each patient room within Memorial Hospital is private occupancy with the following features:

  • Private room with patient recliner, visitor's seating
  • Telephone for local calls
  • Individual room thermostat
  • Bedside remote control with nurse call button, door open/shut, lights on/off, TV on/off and channels, bed adjustment (move height of bed, head and feet)
  • Private restroom with shower, toilet, vanity, sink, hairdryer
  • Television with standard cable, DVD/VCR
  • Internet access

Meals - Memorial Hospital is committed to providing wholesome, nourishing meals to optimize health. Meals are delivered to patient rooms. Visitors wishing to eat with you in your room are welcome to order and pay for a guest tray through the Hospital's admissions desk.

Pastoral Care - The Nurses' Station can provide you with a listing of local churches. A consultation room is available for use by patients, family and clergy.

Vending - a vending area is located in the Hospital's lobby.

Visitors - Hospitalization is a time for rest and recovery. Please let your nurse know if you wish to limit visitors.