After the admission process is complete, you will be taken to your room. Your room will be selected based on your medical needs, as indicated by your physician. We will attempt to accommodate your room preferences when possible.
While In Your Room
Your room is designed for patient care. The nursing staff can answer any questions on how to operate your television, bed or intercom. Please keep radios and televisions at a low volume so that patients in other rooms will not be disturbed.
What to Bring
To support you and provide care, we will need certain documents when you arrive to the pre-admit clinic:
- Driver's license or other legal photo identification (federally issued ID)
- Current insurance information
- A list of your current medications, including patches
- Copies of any laboratory information provided to you
- Copies of any previous surgical or other medical records you may have
If you brought jewelry, credit cards or money with you to the hospital, we suggest sending them home with a family member or friend. If you’d like to store your wallet or checkbook in a safe, ask the nursing staff for more information. If you need to retrieve any valuables from the safe during your stay, you may do so by asking your nurse to contact nursing administration.
We recommend that you bring a comb and brush, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and shaving supplies with you to the hospital. For safety reasons, we must limit electrical appliances brought into your room to small grooming appliances, such as hair dryers, curling irons and electric shavers. Unless your physician specifically asks you to bring prescribed medications, please leave them at home. Keep in mind that Baylor is not responsible for any valuables or personal items that you elect to keep while in the hospital. Dentures, glasses, hearing aids, contact lenses and other personal items are your responsibility. If you keep these items with you in the hospital, we recommend that you place them in the bedside table drawers when not being used.
On most hospital units, discharge is at 11 a.m. with a physician’s order. Please prepare to leave by this time. If you cannot, notify your nurse to make other arrangements.