The Medical Staff
The provider who admits you is responsible for directing your care while you are in the hospital. Your provider, as the coordinator for your treatment program, should be consulted if you have questions about your illness.
The Nursing Staff
A team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse assistants provides Twenty-four hour nursing care. A nurse manager is responsible for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit. Please feel free to contact your nurse or the nurse manager if you have questions or concerns.
We believe that total patient care demands attention to the spiritual, as well as the physical and emotional, needs of each patient. Your priest, minister or rabbi is always welcome to visit you while you are here. If you would like assistance in contacting a member of the clergy to visit you during your inpatient stay, please ask your nurse for assistance.
Our social services nurse works with our nursing department to offer individual, confidential counseling to assist you with problems which may arise as a result of your illness or disability and is involved in discharge planning. The social services nurse can acquaint you with community resources to help you after you leave the hospital. Ask your nurse for more information on these services. Our hospital team of caregivers meets weekly to develop a plan of care for each patient to meet the patient’s needs during and after the hospital stay. Patients, family members and caregivers are encouraged to attend. Ask your nurse for more information on Care Conferences.
A member of the housekeeping staff cleans your room daily. If there is a housekeeping problem in your room, tell your nurse, and it will be taken care of as soon as possible.
During your stay many other health care professionals, including personnel from the Laboratory and Radiology Departments and physical or occupational therapists, may visit you. In addition, the HCMH family includes many behind-the-scenes workers, such as secretaries, medical records, maintenance, financial services, food service workers and others who contribute greatly toward your well-being while you are here.