Patient and Guest Meals
Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals
prepared according to your doctor's orders are an important part of your
treatment and recovery. Patients are served breakfast between 7:30 and 9 a.m., lunch between 11 a.m.
and 12:30 p.m. and dinner between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Occasionally, your meal may be
delayed if you are scheduled for a special test or treatment, but every effort
will be made to serve you promptly after. A Nutrition Services host/hostess,
knowledgeable about the food items and alternatives, will serve your meal tray
and can assist in making menu selections. Extra meal trays for guests can be
delivered along with your patient tray. Dial 7500 from any hospital phone for
cost and delivery schedule of guest trays.
or Lost Items
Good Samaritan Hospital is not responsible for
lost, damaged or stolen personal property. If you have brought valuable items
such as jewelry, cash over $10 and credit cards with you, please send them home
with a family member. If this is not possible, a member of the Admissions staff
can deposit these items in the hospital safe. If you lose an item, immediately
notify your nurse and we will make every effort to find it. Lost and found items
will be turned over to Security and kept for a limited time. You can contact
Security by dialing “0” from a hospital phone.
Telephones are provided in each patient room.
First dial “9” to call out. Local and toll-free calls have no charge. Long
distance calls may be made collect or charged to a calling card. Follow the
instructions on your calling card or dial “0” for the hospital operator. Calling
cards can be purchased at the Sure Cure Gift Shop during business hours or after
hours at the switchboard in the Emergency Room waiting room. Outside callers can
reach any 4-digit patient room by calling 308-865-CARE (2273) then entering the
patient’s 4-digit room number. This number is also located on your phone, or in
some instances, on the wall behind your bed.
Each patient room is
equipped with a color television. If you are hearing impaired, closed-captioned
television is available by asking your nurse. Please be considerate of others by
lowering the volume or turning off your television at bedtime. For a complete
listing of the channels available to you, please refer to channel 19 for the
cable channel guide and channel 77 for the Good Samaritan information
If your room temperature is not comfortable,
inform your nurse. Please do not cover vents.
At times during your stay you will hear overhead
announcements. Our staff will let you know if any action needs to
Smoking or Chewing
In order to create the optimum environment for health and
healing to occur, we are a tobacco-free environment. The use of tobacco products
is not only prohibited in patient rooms, but on all Good Samaritan property
including grounds and parking lots.
It's important to stay in your room until your
doctor has made rounds and treatments have been completed. If you want to leave
the unit, check with your nurse to make sure your doctor has given approval and
inform your nurse where you can be reached.