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Communication As a patient at Decatur Morgan Hospital, you have the right to receive information in a way that you understand. This includes interpretation and translation, free of charge, in the language you prefer for discussing your healthcare. This also includes providing you with needed help if you have vision, speech, hearing or cognitive impairments.

Fire Safety We periodically conduct fire drills. If you hear an alarm, stay where you are. In the event of an actual emergency, you will be notified by hospital staff.

Smoking Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hospital, or on the hospital grounds.

ATM At the Decatur Campus, an automated teller machine (ATM) is located at the main entrance — on the ground floor by the gift shop.


During Your Stay We have policies and procedures in place to help you

and your family work with our doctors, nurses and staff to get the most from your hospital stay. Please take a few minutes to review these guidelines with your loved ones.

Visitation Decatur Morgan Hospital advocates open and flexible visitation that welcomes and encourages the involvement of family/significant others in the patient’s care. You may decide whether you want visitors while you are here and designate those people who can visit you during your stay. Due to the nature of care given in some units, the hospital may need to limit visitors to better care for you or other patients when based on clinical restrictions or limitations:

Critical Care Unit Due to the critical nature of the care given in the ICU,

visiting hours are limited to the following: n 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. n 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Please limit visitors to two (2) per patient at one time.

Aſter 10:00 p.m., only one (1) visitor is allowed to stay overnight until 6:00 a.m. No children under twelve (12) are permitted in the ICU.

Labor and Delivery: n Te patient may request two specific people present

during the delivery. Any greater number must be approved by the physician.

n Visitation may be canceled or limited based on critical situations or events.

Isolation Isolation refers to the precautions that are taken in the hospital to prevent the spread of an infectious agent from an infected or colonized patient to susceptible people. Te decision to isolate a patient is carried out by the

medical team caring for the patient, in consultation with the nursing staff and Infection Control Team.

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