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Your Admission

It is the policy of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital to provide the best possible care to all of our patients without regard to race, creed, color, ability to pay and any considerations other than medical need.

Your admission to the hospital was requested by your physician, a member of our medical staff. The personal and financial information you supply to our admitting personnel is necessary for hospital medical and legal records and will be kept in the strictest confidence. It is necessary to bring all insurance cards with you at the time of admission so that registration staff can copy them for your file.

When and Where to Arrive: On the day of admission, please come to the Outpatient Center entrance at the front of the Hospital at the time specified by your physician.

What to Bring: You may wish to bring a few personal items with you such as toiletries, gown or pajamas, robe and slippers. Maternity patients should bring clothes for the newborn to wear home from the hospital. If you wear contact lenses, eyeglasses, dentures, or a hearing aid, please have a proper container to store them at your bedside. These items are easily lost if placed on your food tray or wrapped in tissues or in paper cups. The hospital cannot be responsible for the care, storage and replacement of these items.

Valuable or Lost Items: Patients are asked not to bring items of value to the Hospital (such as cash, jewelry or creditcards). If you do bring a valuable item, it should be deposited in the hospital safe. You will be given a written receipt for all items which must be presented when you obtain them.

The hospital does not accept responsibility for items of value unless they are deposited in the safe. If you lose something, please notify your nurse right away, and we will make every effort to help you find it. Unclaimed articles are placed in “lost and found” where they are kept for 30 days. To inquire about lost articles, call the patient representative at extension 2102.

Personal Belongings: At discharge, a nurse or nursing assistant will assist you to collect all your belongings and check the closets and drawers. If you leave valuables in the hospital safe, the staff will assist you to obtain these items.

Medications: Please bring all medication with you to the hospital (prescription, nonprescription and herbal) and give it to your nurse upon arrival. The nurse will assume responsibility for administering the proper dosage and type of medications during
your stay.