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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.

Valuable 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.

Telephone
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.

Television
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 guide.

Room Temperature
If your room temperature is not comfortable, inform your nurse. Please do not cover vents.
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Overhead Paging
At times during your stay you will hear overhead announcements. Our staff will let you know if any action needs to occur.

Smoking or Chewing Tobacco
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.

Leaving the Unit
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.