Visitors are welcome; they do wonders for a patient’s spirits! Children under 12 years of age cannot visit patients and cannot be left unattended in the lobby. Please do not visit if you have cold or flu symptoms.
Regular Visiting Hours General visiting hours 11:00am till 8:30pm daily with the exception of these areas: MICU – Medical Intensive Care 11:00 am – 8:30pm No visitors between 3:00 and 4:00pm and between 7:00 and 8:00pm, two visitors per patient SICU – Surgical Intensive Care 11:00am – 8:30pm No visitors between 3:00 and 4:00pm and 7:00 and 8:00pm, two visitors at a time, 10 minutes each visit
Surgical and Procedure Areas Patient designated visitors are permitted to visit the patient before regular visiting hours when a patient is scheduled for any procedure. Deborah reserves the right to change and/or restrict visiting hours on an individual basis, at the discretion the nurse manager, as dictated by the patient’s condition.
Visitor parking is available in several areas. You may use the lots on each side of the main driveway or continue straight to the upper level of the parking deck. Additional parking is available behind the Elichman Pavilion. Parking is free.
A hotel- guest residence is located on site, and can hold up to three people per room. Every room has color TV, a telephone connected to the hospital and a bathroom. The cost is $57.00 a night. Credit cards/debit cards are accepted. No checks. For more info. on reserving a room or local motels contact 609-893-1200 ext. 4600.
Dining Facilities The Cafeteria is open for dining Sunday thru Saturday, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Holidays from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The cafeteria serves hot meals, sandwiches made to order, grilled items and soups. A salad bar is available with many different items that change from day to day. Fresh fruits, prepackaged cereals, and many other fresh and packaged items are available.
Coffee Shop Come enjoy flavored coffees, bagels, pastries and a lunch special of the day. Open Monday-Friday 6:45am to 4:30pm. Saturday and Sunday from 6:45am to 11:00am, closed holidays.
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Rooms are semi-private.
Meal services for patients are as follows:
Breakfast: 7:05 am to 7:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Dinner: 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Deliveries of flowers and mail are made daily. Flowers are not allowed in MICU and SICU.
When you arrive at Deborah you will be visited by a member of our Dietary Department. You will be told how you can choose your daily menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, according to doctor's instructions. At any time throughout your stay you may ask your nurse to contact a registered dietician. They can advise you about the food you eat during your hospital stay and about adjusting your eating habits at home to meet your health needs. Ask about a dinner tray for your spouse. (There is a nominal charge for this service.)
Telephones are in every room. This allows you to stay in touch with your friends and family. Calls are permitted between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm All non-local outgoing calls must be made collect, credit card, or third party billing. Public telephones are available on each floor, in the main lobby and outside the cafeteria.
You can rent TV service at a nominal cost per day. The nursing unit will provide information for obtaining this service. In addition to network broadcasts, the Deborah Patient Education TV Network is available with health education programs on a variety of subjects (rental not required). Program guides are provided on the nursing unit.
Located on the first floor. Chaplain services are available by asking the nursing coordinator. Your own clergy may visit you as well.
Discharge frequently occurs between 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Advance notice is usually, but not always provided the day before, so it is important to have someone "on-call" at all times. Deborah is not able to accommodate patients that have no transportation. We ask your assistance in planning ahead so that another patient's admission is not delayed or cancelled.
Let Us Help You
It is the responsibility of the Case Management, Social Services Department to assist patients with discharge planning. If you are able to care for yourself or have a caregiver that can provide assistance, you probably will not need their help.
However, there are times when your social situation and/or medical condition suggests that you will need the help of the Case Management, Social Services Department in planning for your discharge. You should receive the help Social Services if you are currently using:
Nurse/Homemaker/Meals on Wheels services which will need to be restarted upon discharge.
You require medical equipment at home (i.e, oxygen). You require medical care in the home that must be provided by a skilled nurse.(i.e, wound care, insulin teaching)
You may need to recuperate in a convalescent facility prior to returning home.
You may need referral services and/or information about community resources regarding your medical and/or financial situation.
Give Us a Call
If you wish to speak with a member of the Case Management, Social Services Department about your discharge needs prior to your admission, please call us at (609) 893-1200, ext 5792 or 5259, Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you are currently in the hospital and need the help of the Case Management, Social Services Department please ask your nurse or physician to contact us as early into your hospital stay as possible.