Family members and friends can be very helpful in a patient’s recovery,
however patient care is our primary concern at
Good Samaritan Hospital. To enhance the quality of care, general guidelines have
been established for visitors. Some specialized areas may have more specific
rules. If you are unsure, please ask a staff member.
Protecting Patients Against
infection poses a serious health risk to our patients. DO NOT visit if you are
sick–especially if you are sneezing or have the following flu symptoms: fever,
headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat or nasal congestion. At times, a patient
may need to be placed in isolation to prevent passing an infection from one
patient to another. You may be asked to wear a mask, gown or gloves, or perhaps
all of these items when visiting.
When visiting the hospital,
·Either wash your hands with soap and warm water or use sanitizing hand
and after you visit a patient room.
·Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and immediately drop it in the
trash. If you don’t
have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands. Always
hands after you cough, sneeze or blow your nose.
·Do not use the restrooms in patient rooms.
· Ask our nursing staff if your loved one is receiving visitors and
his/her visiting hours.
· Keep your visit short and positive, respecting other patients’
· Limit visitation to two visitors at one
· Do not smoke or use chewing tobacco. Our entire hospital campus is
· To protect patient privacy and recovery, visitors may be asked to leave
· Children should only visit in appropriate situations and when
accompanied by an adult.
Good Samaritan Hospital does not provide childcare services for
· Visitors should enter the hospital through the main entrance (which
closes at 9 p.m.) or
West Tower (which closes at 8:30 p.m.). After hours, the only open entrance is
Emergency entrance on the east side of the hospital. Please obtain a special
from the nurses station if you will be in the hospital after
· Some gifts like fresh or dried flowers, foods and drinks can be
counter-productive to recovery.
Latex balloons are never allowed. Please check with the nurse to make sure
your gift is
help you find your way we have a greeter at our main entrance, volunteer staffed
information desks with visitor maps, and signage throughout our hospital. In
addition, all our patient rooms have 4-digit numbers. The first digit indicates
the building; West Tower is“6” and the main hospital is “3.”?The second digit
indicates the floor. (Example: Room 3250 is in the main hospital “3” on the
second floor “2” in room 3250.) If you become lost or would like help to your
desired location, just ask any staff member.
phone use is allowed at Good Samaritan Hospital unless specifically noted by
signage. Please be considerate of others and respect patient confidentiality
when using your cell phone.
Internet Kiosks and Wireless
Web sites like caringbridge.org allow loved ones to stay connected and abreast
of a patient’s condition. Several computer stations with Internet access are
available throughout our hospital (i.e. Conference Center, Healthy Living
Center, West Tower hallway) for guests. Wireless Internet is also freely
available on all inpatient floors, the Surgery waiting room, main lobby and
Healthy Living Center. Your laptop must have wireless Internet capabilities, and
be running Windows XP, Windows Vista, MAC OSX, or Windows 2000 with client
software and DHCP. If your laptop is set to detect available wireless networks,
it will pick up the “GSH” SSID and should ask if you want to connect. If your
laptop is not set to detect available wireless networks, you will need to
manually configure your laptop’s SSID to “GSH” with no added
Cafeteria-basement off main
cafeteria is open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
VISA and MasterCard are accepted. Receipts for food purchases are available upon
request. A variety of fresh baked pizzas are offered for delivery weekdays from
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 7500 from any hospital phone to order.
Coffee Cart-main entrance lobby
gourmet coffee cart, Espresso PRN, is open weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to noon and
2 p.m. It offers a variety of hot or cold espresso drinks made with
steamed milk and flavored syrups. Decaffeinated and sugar-free drinks are
Gift Shop-main entrance lobby
Sure Cure Gift Shop offers gift items, jewelry, magazines, paperback books,
greeting cards, candy, toiletries and flowers. It is open Monday-Thursday from
9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Wellness/Fitness Center-Medical Office
family members of current hospital patients may use our Wellness/Fitness Center
for a small fee per visit. St