Your room assignment at Great Plains Regional is based upon your admitting diagnosis and the bed availability on the day of your admission.
If your room temperature is not comfortable, please notify the nursing staff.
Your hospital bed
Hospital beds are electrically operated, and your nurse will show you how to work your bed properly. Your hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. Beside rails are for your protection. They may be raised at night or during the day if you are resting, recovering from surgery or taking certain medications.
Calling Your Nurse
A button to call your nurse is located at your bedside. When you press the button, the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance, and a light flashes on above your door. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible.
Telephones are provided in each room, except on the Senior Care Unit. Patients may receive calls in their rooms anytime. Local calls may be made at any time from the room by dialing “9″ and the number.
Long distance and toll calls can be made at any time by dialing “9″, “0″ and the number. Long distance calls cannot be charged to your room. You can make a credit card call or charge a long distance call back to your home number. Your family and friends can call you in your room by dialing 821-5 and your room number.
If a family member or a friend wants to eat in your room with you, the person may go to The Grill, buy a meal to go and take it back to your room. If the person does not want to go to The Grill, a guest meal tray can be delivered to your room for $3.50 plus tax. Please call Food Services at extension 363 for more information.
During the Night
Please stay in bed after you have been prepared for the night. Strange surroundings and sleeping medications may create a hazard if you get out of bed. For assistance during the night, use your call button.