Your room assignment at Citizens Baptist is based upon your admitting diagnosis and the bed availability on the day of your admission. Private (single bed) and semi-private (two beds) and private suites* are available. If there are no private or suites available at the time of your request, you will be placed in one as it becomes available.
All patient rooms have individual thermostats. You may regulate the thermostat in your room so that the temperature is comfortable to you. It takes about one hour for the temperature to adjust. If you are not comfortable, please inform your nurse.
*Private suites offer amenities such as decorative tiled showers and bathrooms, oak cabinetry, and larger accommodations. These rooms are $43.00 per day, which requires a two-day deposit. Should additional days be needed, fees are required on a daily basis.
Regardless of room assignment, care, treatment and service are provided to all patients equally.
Your Hospital Bed
Hospital beds are electrically operated, and your nurse will show you how to work your bed properly. Your hospital bed is likely higher and narrower than your bed at home. Bedside rails are for your protection. They may be raised at night or during the day if you are resting, recovering from surgery or taking certain medications. Please ask for help if you have any difficulty. You should wear a robe and slippers when you are out of bed.
Calling Your Nurse
A button to call your nurse is located at your bedside. When you press the button, the nurses' station is alerted that you need assistance. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible. Please utilize this service anytime that you feel uncomfortable or need assistance.
Color television sets are provided free of charge in each room. Please be considerate of other patients by playing television sets softly.
Telephones are provided in each room, except in the ICU. To call the hospital operator, dial "0." To place local calls outside the hospital, dial "9" plus the number. To call long-distance from a patient room, dial "9" and listen for the dial tone. Then dial "0"+area code+number being called. An outside operator will answer and assist with your call.
Special telecommunications devices (TDD) are available for the hearing impaired. These can be obtained from your nurse.
Leaving Your Room
If you want to leave the unit, please check first at the nurses' station to make sure your physician has given approval and to let the staff know where you can be reached. It is important to stay in your room until your physician has made rounds and treatments have been completed.