During Your Stay

While you are our patient, along with the highest-quality of care, you can expect a clean and safe environment, protection of your privacy and help with the details of your stay. Here are some tips about preparation for a smooth stay at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center.

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Guide for Patients and Visitors

Prevent Falls

Help us prevent you from falling while you're here. Please don't try to get out of bed without help unless your nurse has approved it. Your illness or treatment may have made you dizzy or weak. If the side rails on your bed are in the "up" position they will protect you from falls and help you turn in bed.

 

 

For Your Safety

Hospital safety regulations prohibit the use of personal electrical appliances, e.g. shavers, hair dryers, electric toothbrushes. Battery operated appliances, which do not require recharging in the patient area, are permitted. All other appliances must be sent home.


Your Nurses

Don't hesitate to ask the nurses for help. The nurse manager and charge nurse are always available to help you with any questions or concerns that you may have.


Meals

You will receive a menu for each meal, based on your physician's orders. Registered dietitians prepare these menus according to the diet prescribed. Please call our Nutrition Services Department at 360.678.7656, ext. 3204 or 360.321.7656, ext. 3204 if you have a special request or questions about meal service.


Translation Services

We will be happy to provide foreign or sign language translators. Please notify Patient Access Services in advance if you desire a translator. 360.678.7656, ext. 4107 or 360.321.7656, ext. 4107.


Identification

For your safety, you will be fitted with an identification bracelet when you arrive. It must be worn throughout your stay. Accurate patient identification is essential for medical and nursing care.


Lost and Found

While you are at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, we are completely focused on your health and well-being. For your peace of mind, we encourage you to leave personal belongings at home or to send them home after you arrive at the hospital.
Valuables such as jewelry, wallets or money should be stored in the hospital safe. A member of your care team will be happy to make the appropriate arrangements. We will use a pink identification tag to label the items that should remain with you. For your convenience, we will make a record of these items.

 

To Recover Lost Items

If you leave anything behind, we will attempt to contact you or your family for 24 hours. After that time, we will send items to lost and found.

To report a lost item or inquire about a found item, please call 360.678.7656, ext. 3051 or and leave a message with contact information and a description of the item. Our Environmental Services team checks for messages regularly.

Patient and family members may pick up belongings between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by making prior arrangement with Environmental Services.

Questions? Please Contact Us.