A commitment by the nursing staff to ensure that they round on every patient at least every hour. Hourly Rounding includes paying attention to key patient needs and working to anticipate patient needs before they become urgent or critical. We focus in on the “4-P’s”; Pain, Potty, Position, and Personal Items. If you haven’t already heard about this, Ask Your Nurse!
Bedside Shift Report
During shift changes, nurses have traditionally given report behind closed doors and without patient involvement. We are bringing this process to the bedside and including the patient and their families in the update and discussion involving their care. This is your chance to Ask Questions and get involved in your plan of care. If this is not being done consistently, Ask Your Nurse!
In addition to your personal physician we maintain a staff of Hospitalist Doctors who will keep track of you and your condition while staying with us. Read more about this program at the Hospitalist Page.
Nutritious and tasty meals are provided for both regular and modified patient diets. Families are encouraged to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the cafeteria, however, a $4.00 guest tray can be ordered for those who wish to remain with their loved one. An outpatient nutrition consult is available by calling (660) 269-3047.
The cafeteria is located on the lower level of the hospital. Exit the elevator or stairwell on the lower level and turn left. The cafeteria is open during the following hours for employee and visitor convenience.
Breakfast 6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. (7 dys/wk)
Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (7 dys/wk)
Dinner 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (M-F)
Coffee and tea are available FREE of charge in the cafeteria from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For today’s menu available in the cafeteria, please dial the menu hotline at ext. 3007.
Vending machines are located on the lower level of the hospital next to the cafeteria. The vending area is open 24 hours per day offering a variety of beverages, snacks, and sandwiches. Additional vending machines are located just outside of the ER.
Mail, Flower, and Newspaper Delivery
A volunteer will deliver your mail and flowers. Upon availability, M-F, newspapers will also be delivered to patients in the afternoons. After discharge, any mail received will be forwarded to your home address and the florist delivering your flowers will be notified of your discharge.