Patients & Visitors



To protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and guests, all Mary Rutan Hospital locations are smoke- and tobacco-free. Smoking and the use of tobacco is prohibited inside and within 50 yards of all hospital doors.

Fire Drills

For your protection, the hospital conducts fire and disaster drills regularly. If a drill occurs while you are here, please remain in your room and do not become alarmed. If you are in the hall during the alarm, hospital personnel will assist you.


Special regulations are in effect in areas where patients are receiving oxygen. Electronically operated equipment and aerosol products are not permitted in these areas. Absolutely no smoking is permitted where oxygen is in use or on standby.


Wheelchairs are available on all nursing units, but getting in and out of them without assistance may be hazardous. Please ask for help from a member of the hospital staff.

Valuable or Lost Items

We encourage you to leave valuables at home, including jewelry, false teeth, money, credit cards and checkbooks. If you happen to have valuables with you, check with your nurse so that they can be put in a safety lock-up during your stay. If you lose something, please notify your nurse immediately, and we will make every effort to help you find it. Unclaimed articles are turned in to the Care Coordination Department, where they are kept for 30 days. To inquire about lost articles, call Care Coordination at 937.592.4015 ext. 7022.

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