Patients & Visitors


Your Room

Your room assignment at Mary Rutan Hospital is based upon your admitting diagnosis and bed availability on the day of your admission. A private (single bed) or a semi-private (two bed) room may be made available based on your specific needs. We are not able to guarantee private rooms, as they are extremely limited. Medical insurance usually does not cover the full cost of a private room.

Your Hospital Bed

patient roomHospital beds are electronically operated. Your nurse or a staff member will show you how to work your bed properly. Your hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. Bedside rails are there for your protection. They may be raised at night or during the day if you're 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 nurses' station is alerted that you need assistance. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible. 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.

Leaving the Unit

If you want to leave the unit, please check first at the nurses' station to make sure your doctor has given approval and to let the staff know where you can be reached. It is important to stay in your room until your doctor has made rounds and treatments have been completed.


Color television sets are provided free of charge in each room. Please be considerate of other patients by playing television sets softly and by turning off your set at bedtime. Access to local cable stations is available. Close-captioned programming is available for the hearing impaired. Educational programming is available on channel 3, 24 hours a day.

Room Telephones

Local call telephones are provided in each room. Free local calls may be made at any time from the room by dialing 9, then the local number.

For long-distance and toll calls dial 9, then 0 to get an operator. You will then be asked whether you wish to call collect or use a credit card.

Hospital operator touch 0.

Hospital Main Phone Number


Your family and friends can reach you by calling the hospital's operator and asking for you and your room number.

Public Telephones

For the convenience of visitors, a public pay phone is located on the main floor adjacent to the lobby. Additional phones for local calling are available in the ER lobby, surgery waiting area and ICU waiting area.

For the Hearing Impaired

We offer a telecommunication device (TDD) for use by our hearing-impaired patients during their stay at Mary Rutan Hospital. Please inform your nurse of your needs.

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