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Our goal is to provide the best quality care. To do so, we ask for feedback from patients like you. You may be contacted by phone, email or text and asked to complete a confidential survey. Please take the time to complete the survey. Your feedback will help us know what we’re doing well and where we can improve.
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Support for Caregivers
We encourage patients to pick a key person to support them during their hospital stay. Whether you are that primary support person, or just one of many people caring for and supporting your loved one, you can play an important role in making sure your loved one gets the safest and best care both here and beyond the hospital.
Patient and Family Care
We participate in patient- and family-centered care. We believe that family plays an important role in ensuring the health and well-being of patients of all ages. Our goal is to create partnerships among healthcare practitioners, patients and families that will lead to the best outcomes and enhance the delivery of safe, quality, efficient, effective, and timely care.
What to Know Before You Leave
Caregivers can help ensure the best outcome for their loved one after a hospital stay by getting the answers to these three questions:
- What is the next step for medical care (home or facility, follow-up with primary care physician or physical therapy, etc.)? Help your loved one arrange the details to make this happen—financial plan, transportation, scheduling, etc.
- What new and former medicines does my loved one need to take? Help your loved one understand the details—timing, dosing instructions, side effects, prescription refills, etc.
- What health warning signs do I need to watch for and what do I do if they happen? Help your loved one by writing these symptoms down as well as the name and contact number to call.
If you feel like you need a break or help, reach out to friends and family. And consult the resources listed here: National Alliance for Caregiving | Family Caregiver Alliance | Caregiver Action Network
Facts About Your Stay
For your convenience, an ATM is located on the first level of the hospital near the front lobby.
We want you to feel comfortable and cared for throughout your stay, so at each nursing shift change—about every 12 hours—your nurse will introduce your new nurse to you. The team will talk about your progress, medicine and tests scheduled for the day. Ask questions. The more you’re involved, the better and safer your care.
During your stay, you may see your doctors and nurses using computers or tablets. These tools help them care for you by providing around-the-clock monitoring, a variety of resources and quick communication with the rest of your healthcare team. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or nurse.
Location: Near the front entrance of the hospital
Monday through Sunday
Breakfast 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Monday through Friday
Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
Lunch 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Cafe does not have dinner service; however, there are food selections in the vending area by the cafeteria. This vending area is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Your room is connected to the nursing station via an intercom system. To call for your nurse, press the NURSE call button located at your bedside. If you have any questions on how to use the call button, ask a staff member to show you.
During your stay, you may see members of your care team using mobile phones. At Clark Regional Medical Center, our staff are permitted to use phones for work-related activities, such as communicating with doctors or other care team members. Employees are not allowed to use phones for non-work-related activities. There are many work related benefits of cellphones and other communication devices, including access to medical references, clinical tools and patient information.
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Please speak with your nurse or nursing supervisor if you have any questions or concerns about your care. If your issue still is not resolved, then contact the hospital patient advocate. You also have the right to file your complaint with either:
Office of Inspector General
Office of Quality and Patient Safety
The Joint Commission
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Website: www.jointcommission.org, then click “Report patient safety event”
Sometimes a healthcare choice can involve an ethical concern—such as a wish to refuse life-saving treatment or a disagreement over advance directives. Our medical ethics committee can help you and those who are here to support you make difficult decisions. For help, contact: 859.745.2500.
For your safety, we reserve the right to inspect any electrical appliances brought into the hospital.
We conduct fire drills from time to time. If you hear an alarm, stay where you are. In an actual emergency, hospital staff will tell you what to do.
Flowers are delivered to patient rooms by individual florists. Please note that flowers are not allowed in Intensive Care Units.
Location: First Floor near the main hospital entrance
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 10 am to 2 pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Cash, check and credit cards accepted.
We have services available for people who are deaf or hearing impaired. If you need these services, please contact your nurse.
Clark Regional Medical Center can provide safety for your valuables and personal belongings. Please talk to your nurse or someone from your care team on utilizing the hospital safe.
A nurse will visit you every hour during the day and every two hours at night to check on your comfort, help you change positions in bed, assist with trips to the bathroom, and make sure you can reach your phone, call light, and personal items easily.
If you have requests or concerns about your room's cleanliness, please contact a member of your care team or dial ext. 8330 during business hours with your concerns.
Interpreter services are available for patients. Please contact your nurse for assistance.
If you misplaced an item during your hospital stay, please call our main hospital phone number (859.745.3500) and ask to speak to the director of the specific unit.
Mail and email sent to our website are delivered to patients Monday through Friday by hospital volunteers. Flowers may be delivered by individual florists, staff or volunteers. Fresh flowers are not allowed in critical care areas.
Mail received after discharge will be forwarded to the patient’s home. Outgoing mail may be taken to the nurses station or given to your attending nurse. Postage stamps are available in the gift shop.
Please do not bring any prescription or over-the-counter medicines to the hospital. All medicines you take in the hospital need to be prescribed, filled and given to you by hospital staff. Tell your doctor about any medicines you regularly take. If you still need them, hospital staff will give them to you.
Clark Regional Medical Center is proud to offer convenient and free parking. There are no large parking lots or busy parking garages. Often times, you can find a parking spot near one of our entrances.
If you would like a visit from the chaplain for spiritual care and comfort, please ask your nurse to contact a chaplain or provide a list of pastoral services. The chapel is always open for prayer and meditation. It’s located on the first floor on the left of the main hospital hallway.
Personal care items such as contact lenses, eyeglasses, hearing aids and dentures can be stored in your bedside stand when not in use. Please do not put them on your bed or food tray to help avoid them being lost or damaged. Leave valuables like jewelry or cash at home, or give them to a trusted relative or friend to watch over. If this is not an option, valuables may be locked up by Security at your request. Clark Regional Medical Center cannot be responsible for replacing personal belongings.
For everyone’s health and safety, we ask visitors not to use patient restrooms. Public restrooms are located throughout the hospital. Ask hospital staff to direct you to the nearest one.
You can call a critical-care response team to respond if your condition worsens and you do not get the immediate care you need. Dial 0 request this special service. Ask a staff member to learn more.
Given the serious health hazards of tobacco use, we have chosen to become a 100 percent tobacco-free campus. No smoking or tobacco products will be used while on CRMC property, parking lots, associated buildings and vehicles. Patients and visitors are asked not to smoke during their hospital visit.
If You Smoke or Use Tobacco
While you are in the hospital, please do not suffer from nicotine withdrawal. You can receive nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or other appropriate support during your hospital visit. Please ask your nurse for more information.
Your friends and family can call your hospital room directly. If your room number is not listed, please ask someone from your care team for your room’s phone number.
If you need to make a phone call, dial 9 + area code + the phone number you want to call. To reach your nurse, use your call button.
Calling from INSIDE the hospital? Dial the last four digits only.
Each patient room has a television. Please be considerate of others by keeping the volume down and turning off your TV at bedtime. TVs are controlled by the bedside pillow speaker or side rail controls. Closed captioning is available for the hearing impaired. Ask a staff member if you have any questions on using your TV.
In the waiting room on the left side of the main hallway are vending machines for your convenience. These are available 24/7.
Visiting hours are subject to change. Please ask your nurse for official hours during your stay.
- CRMC reserves the right to restrict visitation/telephone calls to respect the following patient needs: confidentiality, privacy, security, spiritual care, physical and emotional needs and promotion of an environment conducive to healing.
- Visitors accompanied by children must check with the nurse prior to seeing the patient. Children will not be left unattended within the hospital.
- All regular entrances will be locked at 9:00 p.m. The only accessible entrance after 9:00 p.m. will be through the Emergency Department Admitting doors. These instructions will be announced every night at 9:00 p.m. by the PBX Operator.
- Any visitor staying after 9:00 p.m. should report to the Emergency Department Admitting desk to receive a visitor's sticker which will identify the visitor name, date, patient visiting, unit, and room number.
- Visitation may be limited from 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. to accommodate shift change report/assessment of patients.
- Limit of 2 visitors per patient (exceptions at primary nurse or physician discretion only).
- All visitors for patients located in the ICU should check with ICU personnel prior to visiting.
- Visitors may be restricted due to patient care needs.
- No children under age 14 without special permission from primary nurse or physician.
- At the primary nurse's discretion, in unusual circumstances, a family member may be permitted to stay with the patient in ICU.
- There will be no visitors when the patient is being prepared for surgery. Once ready, the nurse will call for 2 visitors.
- After surgery/procedure one visitor is allowed to go to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) after patient is settled and assessed.
- Visiting Hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Patients are allowed two visitors at a time. (Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Nurse Director/Charge Nurse).
- Visitors under the age of 14 must be cleared for visitation by the Nurse Supervisor/Charge Nurse and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- After physician has seen patient, two visitors will be allowed.
- Pediatric patients may have parents/caregivers in attendance during visit and physician examination. Parent/caregiver involvement is encouraged.
- Visitors may be restricted in patient area or specific rooms due to the care needs of the patient or increased acuity/activity in the department.
- Visitors must stay in the patient area (not in hallway). Visitors must use the designated waiting area.
- Visitation may be restricted in the Emergency Department during disasters (internal and/or external).
- No children under the age of 14 except for siblings of the baby. No visitation will be allowed by any child exhibiting signs of infection.
- Open visitation may be allowed in the labor hall based upon the discretion of the nurse providing patient care. Visitors are not allowed to stand or sit in the hallway outside the labor hall.
- Only 1 visitor allowed staying the night with a patient.
Overnight visitation with a patient must be coordinated with the charge nurse and/or nurse manager and is only permitted under certain circumstances. If overnight visitation has been approved, you will be given a visitor card by the nurse, who will provide you with instructions for obtaining a visitor pass from the security guard. Please wear this badge and remain in the waiting room or the patient’s room at all times during your overnight visit. We reserve the right to revoke overnight privileges.
To access the hospital wifi, select “Guest Access” on your device settings and agree to the terms and conditions.