Your Stay

Your Room

Your room assignment is based on your admitting diagnosis and the bed availability on the day of your admission.  You may be moved as your health changes.  Your nurse will orient you to the features of your room.  Please ask any staff for assistance if you have other questions.

Calling Your Nurse

A button to call you nurse is located at your bedside.  When you press the call light, the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance.  A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible.

Your Bed

Hospital beds are electrically operated and your nurse will show you how to control your bed properly.  Your hospital bed is probably 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’re resting, recovering from surgery or taking certain medications.

Bathroom

Rooms have their own bathrooms which are equipped with an emergency cord if you assistance.  If you need help pull the cord to signal the nursing station.

Food Service

Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of you treatment and recovery.  St. Croix Regional Medical Center makes every effort to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your provider’s orders.  A hospitality aide will assist you with ordering meals while you are in the hospital.  A menu is located at your bedside table with a list of food items for you to select.  If you are on a special diet prescribed by your provider, the hospitality aide can help you make the appropriate choices for those diets.

Occasionally your meal may be delayed if you are scheduled for a special test or treatment.  Whenever possible you will be served after your examination or test.