Rideout Memorial Hospital offers semi-private (double occupancy) rooms. A few private rooms are available for medical necessity or at the patient's request (for additional fee). We will strive to honor your preference. On occasion, however, alternate arrangements may be necessary due to physicians orders or prevailing conditions. Room transfer requests should be made through nursing staff and will be carried out as soon as possible
Women and Infants Services at Fremont Medical Center offers eighteen spacious private rooms, comfortable chairs, and room for family and couplet care.
We hope you will find your room cheerful and comfortable. When you are admitted, your room, bed, nurse call system and remote control TV will be explained.
The Hospital Bed:
Your electrically operated hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. The side rails on your bed are there to protect you. Please ask for assistance in lowering them.
Nurse Call System:
The nurse call system at your bedside alerts our staff by activating a light outside your door and in the nurses' station. Your nurse will assist you as quickly as possible, but please remember he or she may be temporarily occupied with another patient when you ring.
In double occupancy rooms, please be considerate so that volume levels do not disturb other patients.
Making calls: Dial O for hospital operator for assistance. To make a local call, dial 9 and then the telephone number. To access AT&T for credit or collect calls, or third-party billing, dial 8-0 or 8-00.
Wireless Internet Service
Free wireless internet access for patients is available at both Fremont and Rideout hospitals. Patients must provide their own laptop computer and request the service from a caregiver or the Guest Services Representative at 632-2356. Upon request, the IS Department will provide a temporary account for their stay. Specific security measures are in place to reduce any security or virus threats.
If a patient should require it, the hospitals have access to interpreters for a number of foreign languages. For more information, contact your nurse.
A telecommunications device is available to assist hearing impaired patients communicate with relatives or friends. Arrangements can also be made to have interpreter services, including sign language, to assist a hearing impaired or deaf patient. Televisions with closed captioning are available.
Patient Education (TV/DVD):
Health education programs can be viewed on patient TVs or mobile TVs. Topics include nutrition, postnatal care, baby care, diabetes, and other health related subjects. Ask your nurse for more information.
Your diet is prescribed by your doctor and plays a very important role in your therapy. Our registered Dieticians consult with your physician regarding your special nutrition requirements. Your physician or nurse may make arrangements for you to meet with one of our Registered Dieticians during your hospital stay. Outpatient Registered Dietitian Services are available with a physician referral.
Most diets include a menu selection delivered with your breakfast tray for the following day. You may return the completed menu to your Nutrition Host or with your breakfast tray. If your family or friends bring outside food for you, please notify your nurse as it may conflict with your physicians prescribed diet order, or your medication. Gourmet meals (for patients on a regular diet) or guest trays for family or friends who wish to dine with you may be purchased at the cafeteria.