The physician who admits you is responsible for directing your care while you are in the hospital. However, your personal care physician may consult with a hospitalist, who will work closely with your private physician to manage your care during your hospital stay.
Questions about your treatment or your illness may be directed to the hospitalist or your primary care physician.
A team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse assistants provides 24-hour nursing care. A nursing director is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit.
Mary Rutan Hospital believes in total patient care, including the spiritual and the physical and emotional needs of each patient. A meditation room is provided for you and your family on the lower level, near the Emergency Department lobby. Visitors of all faiths are welcome to visit the meditation room. We will make every effort to connect each patient with the spiritual leader of his or her choice. We encourage pastoral visits while you are in the hospital.
The hospital maintains a staff of registered dietitians to meet your dietary needs during your stay. If you have questions about your meals or have special needs, please have your nurse contact the Dietitians.
Care Managers are assigned to each patient care area and are trained to help patients and family members with financial, social and emotional problems that relate to illness or hospitalization. Members of the department work with patients and families to help deal with long-term illnesses and rehabilitation and are involved in discharge planning. If you have insurance questions or financial concerns, the staff from Care Coordination can assist you. Care Coordination staff works closely with community agencies, facilities and service organizations.
A member of the Environmental Services staff cleans your room daily. If there is a housekeeping problem in your room, please dial ext. 6753, so that it can be taken care of as soon as possible.
Volunteers contribute many hours of service and financial assistance to the hospital. They supplement the services of the hospital staff in many ways and can be identified by their jackets and badges.
During your stay many other healthcare professionals from Mary Rutan Hospital may visit you. All Mary Rutan Hospital staff members wear photo ID badges. If you are unsure about an individual who is assisting you, please inquire with your primary care nurse immediately.