Planning for a Procedure
Before a Procedure
- Follow your doctor’s and medical staff’s guidelines before surgery
- You may be asked not to eat or drink;
- Even drinking water, eating a piece of candy, or chewing gum could cause your procedure to be canceled;
- Talk to your doctor about any medications you are on and ask him/her what time you should take any medications before the procedure;
- Ask your doctor if you any have questions or are unsure about what to do and what not to do before a procedure.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing
- Shower or bathe
- Do not wear make-up, nail polish, or jewelry.
What to Bring
- Protective containers for eyeglasses or dentures
- Container and solution for contacts
- Inhalers and hearing aids
- Your own robe and pajamas
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Hairbrush or comb
What Not to Bring
- Valuables, including
All children under the age of seven require a parent or an adult designated by the parent to be in attendance with the child at all times during the hospital stay. A family member’s presence decreases the emotional stress of the child and helps with the recovery process. Parents and hospital staff work as a team to help the child to recover as quickly as possible and return to their home environment.
Memorial Hospital has private rooms.
Memorial Hospital is a non-smoking facility. For the health and safety of our patients, smoking is not allowed in the facility or on the hospital grounds.