Your Stay at Emerson
Our goal is to provide you with excellent medical care in a warm and caring environment that respects your individual needs. Should you have any questions about your care, or need any additional information about Emerson Hospital, please ask any member of our team.
The hospital offers nutritious meals through same-day ordering or room service. Your meal can be ordered by following the instructions on the menu located at your bedside. If you are on a special diet, the order form will indicate only the varieties of foods that you are allowed. You may request that a clinical dietitian explain your diet to you.
Local calls are available to patients free of charge. All non-local calls must be placed through the hospital operator. You will be responsible for the cost of long-distance calls. Phone cards are also available for sale in the Gift Shop.
Flat-screen TVs are available in all patient rooms free of charge. A listing of stations is provided in your room.
Emerson Hospital strives to be a smoke and tobacco-free facility. This includes its buildings, property and campus. Emerson Hospital has designated a smoking hut and a smoking area to be the only areas where smoking is allowed. The smoking hut for visitors is located to the left of the parking garage entrance. The purpose of this policy is to emphasize our commitment to the prevention of smoking related diseases and to offer a safe, clean and healthy environment for our patients, visitors, volunteers and staff.
Hospitalists are internal medicine physicians whose primary focus is the medical care of hospitalized patients. They do not have a medical practice outside of the hospital, so are able to focus all of their attention on patients in the hospital. Your hospitalist will see you each day that you are in the hospital and will be available throughout the day if you or a family member has a question. The hospitalist will communicate with your primary care doctor about your treatment and progress, ensuring a smooth transition when you are discharged from the hospital.
A patient representative’s primary reason for service is to represent your concerns and interests. They are trained volunteers who know the resources and services available at Emerson and throughout the community.
- Created to provide a special channel through which you, the patient, can seek solutions to any problem that may arise during your stay at Emerson.
- Patient representatives visit newly admitted patients on the nursing units every weekday morning.
- This service is one of the many ways Emerson Hospital shows that we care for our patients beyond the medical and nursing treatment you might expect.
To inquire about patient representatives, please call Emerson Community Services at extension 3200 during normal business hours, or ask your nurse for assistance.
If you would like a chaplain to visit, please ask your nurse or patient representative, or call extension 3015. The chapel is open 24 hours a day and is located on the third floor of the hospital.