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Patient Care

Preparing for Your Stay

Your personal physician will make arrangements for your admission prior to your arrival. In order to facilitate admission and to make your hospital stay as short as possible, your doctor may order pre-admission testing (referred to as PAT), usually for patients who are going to have surgery. This means that some of the diagnostic studies and assessments needed will be done on an outpatient basis prior to admission. You will be advised by your physician when to come to the hospital and where to report for PAT. A patient access representative will call you in advance to gather necessary personal, financial and health insurance information prior to your admission.

You should use the Pavilion Lobby Main Entrance when you arrive on the day of admission or for pre-admission testing. You will be directed to the patient registration area to complete any other required forms. Please remember to bring your Medicare/Medicaid or private health insurance card or other forms with you.

What To Bring

A few simple things are needed for your hospital stay. These might include: toiletries, a robe and slippers, night clothes, stationery, stamps, and reading material. Hospital gowns are available should you choose to wear one. You should also bring a list of all current medications you are taking, but do not bring medications to the hospital unless specifically instructed to do so by your physician.

If you have dentures, eyeglasses, contact lenses or hearing aids, please bring them with you and understand that the hospital cannot take responsibility for their protection or breakage. Please do not wrap them or leave them on your food tray. They should be kept in your bedside drawer.

We ask that you not bring valuables, jewelry, or large amounts of money. It is advisable to bring a small amount of money for magazines and incidentals.