SCRMCYour Stay

Your Stay

Arrival Guide

Enter through the main entrance at 235 State Street for all hospital services and if you are being admitted for a procedure. You will then be guided to registration and check in at the surgery desk in the Lloyd Olson Surgery Center.

For surgical patients: Please have a designated person to be contacted (preferably the family member or friend you have designated as your surgery buddy) when your surgery is completed. While waiting in the surgery lobby, they will receive a pager.

Common Questions

What should I bring with me to the hospital?

All items or containers brought to the hospital should be clearly marked with your name.

Please limit the personal things you bring to the hospital. Only bring the most important items such as:

Medical Items:

  • A copy of your Health Care Directives
  • Any test results or forms you were told to bring
  • A list of your medications, the doses, and the times you take them
  • Insurance details

Toiletry Items:

  • Comb and brush
  • Razor and shaving cream (electric razor preferred)
  • Body wash or soap (if you want your own brand)
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Denture cleanser and denture cup
  • Deodorant

Clothing:
You will be getting dressed in your own clothes when you leave the hospital after surgery

  • Loose-fitting clothing, such as sweats
  • Loose non-slip footwear (such as Velcro runners)
  • Underwear
  • Cases for glasses, hearing aids, dentures or contacts

What shouldn’t I bring to the hospital?

Please leave valuables such as cash, jewelry and credit cards at home. Also, please remove any piercings and rings.

What if I have a concern about my medical care?

It is your right at any time during your hospital stay to discuss your medical care with your physician (or designee). In addition, you may request to speak with a hospital administrator, director, manager or supervisor to discuss concerns about your treatment plan or hospital care at any time.

Your Room

Feel at Home

Our private suites are designed to help patients feel safe and comfortable. Every effort is made to make your stay, meals, and time here of the highest quality. Plus, you’ll enjoy amenities such as free wireless internet access, cable television, and plenty of room for visiting family and friends.

Free Wireless Internet

We provide free wireless internet access throughout our hospital campus as a convenience to our patients and guests.

Room Service Dining

Our extensive menu has a variety of meal-time options and caters to special diets. Meals are also available for visiting guests.

Mail & Flower Delivery

We’ll brighten your day with in-room delivery of mail and flowers by St. Croix Regional Medical Center Volunteer Partners. Please contact the volunteer office if you have any questions.

Your Care Team

Care Conferences

A care conference is a meeting that brings together the patient and/or patients’ family, nurse and other professionals involved in delivering your care. Any patient or family member can request a care conference. Together we become members of the same health care team – a team completely focused on your healing through compassionate care.

Your Health Care Team

These are the medical professionals with whom you will interact with on a daily basis. All staff members of St. Croix Regional Medical Center must wear an ID badge with their name, department and photo.

Hospitalist
Your hospitalist has responsibility for all decisions made that affect your care.

Nurse Manager
The nurse manager oversees the unit’s daily operations and is an excellent resource if you need assistance during your hospital stay.

Nurse
During your stay in the hospital, nurses provide 24-hour bedside care and assistance. At any time, for any reason, if you have questions, needs or concerns we encourage you to bring it to your nurse’s attention. They are there to help you and will do everything they can to make you as comfortable as possible.

Social Worker
As part of the medical team, a social worker’s role is supportive, informational and educational. They can help assess your needs, provides counseling and will connect you to helpful community and hospital resources preparing you for discharge.

Therapists
Therapists specialize in various aspects of your recovery. Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists are a few examples of those who may be part of your extended health care team.

Hospitality Aide
Assist you with ordering your meals and deliver meals to your room.

Pharmacists
Prepare medicine ordered by your provider. They also monitor potential side effects, allergies and food and drug interactions.

Other Team Members
Depending on your condition you may interact with a wide range of individuals who are dedicated to your health care. From radiology to volunteers—every SCRMC staff member you encounter makes a caring contribution to your hospital experience and recovery.

Your Support Person
We believe that you and your support person(s) are important members of your health care team and hope you take a moment to understand your support person(s) valuable involvement in your care.

Your Safety

A Partnership for Patient Safety

To offer the highest quality of care, we want you to know that your safety is a priority. Studies show that patients who are involved in their care tend to recover quicker. By working together with your health care team you can lower your risk of injury and make your stay safer. St. Croix Regional Medical Center promotes patient involvement in their care and encourages you to speak up if you have any concerns.

Infection Control and Hand Hygiene

“The single best way to control hospital infections is by hand washing.”

Clean hands are key to preventing infection and the spread of disease. At SCRMC, we follow hand hygiene recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. You and your visitors also play a key role in the prevention of infection and the spread of disease. Remember to wash your hands before and after eating, after using the bathroom, and after sneezing or coughing. Your health care provider, nurse, or any staff caring for you can answer questions about hand washing and other infection control concerns.

Preventing Falls

In a hospital setting, people are at a higher risk for falls. Illness, surgery and medicines can weaken or affect your balance and judgment. Also, medical equipment and the unfamiliar environments can make moving around more difficult. We are committed to keeping you safe from injury during your stay.

During your stay we will:

  • Assess you for your risk of falling when you are admitted and as your condition changes.
  • Determine what measures should be taken to try to prevent a fall while you are in the hospital, and share this information with other staff involved in your care.
  • Show you how to use your call bell and remind you when to call for help.
  • Respond to your calls for assistance in a timely manner.
  • Assist you with getting in and out of bed and using the restroom as needed.
  • Provide you with safe footwear and any recommended equipment (such as a walker or bedside commode) that will make it safer for you to move about.
  • Make sure the call bell and other needed items are within reach before staff leaves you.

We ask you or a loved one to:

  • Tell your nurse if you have a history of falls.
  • Use the call bell before attempting to get out of bed, and wait for staff to come and help you.
  • Wear non-skid footwear and use equipment that has been provided for your safety.
  • Make sure the call bell and other needed items are within reach before family or staff leaves your room.

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. The medical center is a fire-resistant building, and the staff is trained in fire protection and evacuation procedures.

Medications

All medications you take while in the hospital are prescribed by your provider, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy and administered by a nurse. Please talk to the hospital pharmacist, nurse, or provider if you have any medication related concerns during your stay

Security

St. Croix Regional Medical Center has security on staff. We ask you not to bring valuable personal items to the hospital. We do not accept responsibility for personal items unless they are deposited in the safe.

Smoking/Tobacco Use Policy

St. Croix Regional Medical Center is committed to a healthy and clean environment and strictly prohibits smoking or tobacco use within the medical center and on all SCRMC property.

Call (800) 828-3627 today or contact us online to receive more information about what to expect during your stay with us.