We are pleased that you have chosen Evans Memorial Hospital for your healthcare needs. Once you are admitted, you become our guest as well as our patient.
By now you have met with a Patient Access Representative, received your identification bracelet, and were escorted to your room. We hope it was a pleasant experience.
Unless you were an emergency patient, your physician requested your admission and will make necessary arrangements for laboratory tests, examinations, medications, or other special treatments that you will need.
The identification bracelet on your wrist must be worn until you leave the hospital. This is for your protection in order to ensure correct identification and information. As part of our Patient Safety program, your identification bracelet will be checked by staff for your name and date of birth when providing any care treatment, or service, including giving medication, taking blood, or giving blood. This is our reliable method of positively identifying each individual.
What You Will Need
Hospital gowns are provided or you may use your own pajamas or nightgown. You need your own toiletry articles and bedroom slippers. For safety reasons, we ask you not to bring any aerosol cans of deodorant, hairspray or shaving cream into the hospital.
Several signatures are required from you upon admission to the hospital. The signed forms allow for your treatment here at the hospital, your acceptance of financial responsibility for services received, authorization for us to file your insurance, and release of responsibility for your personal belongings. You are strongly urged to send home any valuables you may have with you such as rings, watches, wallets, credit cards, keys, chargers, tablets, computers, or cash. The hospital will not be responsible for any valuables or personal items that are misplaced while you are here.
You are welcome to bring electric equipment (i.e. shavers, radios, alarm clocks). However, if you have such items please notify your nurse, they must be inspected by Plant & Engineering prior to usage to ensure safety.
The use of any type of camera or video recording device, including cell phone cameras, in any area of the hospital where patients or hospital personnel could be caught on film or tape is strictly prohibited without hospital authorization and the express written permission by the subject. Consent must be obtained and specific requirements must be met when taking or producing photographs, recordings, or television productions of EMH patients. Any collected images of a patient or procedure shall be considered protected health information, and will be maintained in a protected and secure manner as part of the patients medical record. See Nursing Administration if you have a need to review our policy in more detail or request Consent Forms.