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
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/
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.