About Your Stay
Our goal is to restore your health and sense of well-being. We will do everything we can to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. A highly qualified team of physicians, nurses, and support staff is working around the clock to deliver your care and ensure your comfort. We consider our patients to be the most important members of this team, and we encourage you to ask questions. We are proud of our sophisticated technology and the expertise of our staff, but as anyone who has ever been nursed back to health knows, there is no substitute for personal kindness. At Sturdy Memorial, it is plentiful. We thank you for choosing Sturdy Memorial Hospital, and wish you a speedy recovery.
All patient rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs and service is provided free of charge. Please be considerate of other patients by playing television sets softly and by turning off your set at bedtime.
Although the first day may be busy, we will make time to answer all your questions and help you get settled. Your nurse can familiarize you with the hospital routine. Rooms are cleaned once per day, sometimes when you are not in the room. We are a green facility; your bed linens will be changed upon request or as needed.
Small battery-operated items such as razors, toothbrushes, radios or hair dryers may be used, but electrical appliances are not permitted. Please take special care with eye glasses, dentures, or hearing aids; the hospital cannot take responsibility for them. If anything is missing, please tell your nurse.
Food & Nutrition
A nutrition assistant will be visiting you to review the menu choices available to you. You will be informed of the type of diet ordered for you by your physician. At this time the nutrition assistant will ask about your likes and/or dislikes and enter your menu choices into our computerized nutrition program. A registered dietitian or a representative of the Nutrition Office may also meet with the patients during their hospitalizations. Keep in mind that a physician may order a special diet for you. If this is the case, the meal may taste a little different from what you are accustomed to at home. Please check with your nurse before eating any food brought from home or given to you by visitors.
Only those medications approved by a patient’s attending physician are permitted. All other medications should be given to your nurse as you unpack.
For your convenience a pharmacy is located on the first floor next to Surgical Day Care. Prescriptions can be filled there prior to your discharge.
Please let your family and friends know they can reach you between 8am and 8pm by calling 508-236-8555 or until 9pm by dialing your room directly – 508-236 plus your bed’s extension number. Cell phones should be turned off when you are in the hospital’s clinical areas.