All of us at MMC are dedicated to your care and we endeavor to make your visit with us an exceptional experience for you and your family.
Our skilled, community-minded providers use the most modern equipment available to us to help you get better. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your time here.
How to Prepare for Your Visit
What to Bring With You
The following is a checklist of items to bring to your appointment:
- Physician order/script
- Photo identification, such as a driver’s license, passport, military or government issued card
- Insurance card(s)
- Employer workers compensation information
- We must have the name and address of your employer's workers' compensation liability carrier
- If you are a minor, notify us as to who the person responsible for the bill will be.
- Automobile insurance card (in cases of automobile accidents)
Carrying a few personal items with you may help make your stay more comfortable. Options include bringing your own bathrobe, nightgown or pajamas, your slippers, and toiletries.
We encourage you NOT to bring personal valuables such as credit cards, cash or jewelry to the hospital.
Medications from home
Generally, you will want to leave your prescription medications at home. Your physician may allow you to bring your medications if, for example, MMC's Pharmacy does not carry a specific medication you need. Be certain to remind your health care team of the exception so they can help you stay on your medication schedule during your stay.
So that we can provide you the best care possible, bring an accurate list of any medications – prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbals – you routinely take. DO NOT take any medications, vitamins or herbal supplements that you may have brought with you from home without first communicating with your physician, nurse or a hospital pharmacist.
MMC is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is not allowed.
Your Safety and Security
Your condition may make you weaker than you might expect. The effects of surgery or the side effects of medications may cause you to be disoriented or confused. Your safety is of utmost concern to us. For your safety, please:
- Always follow instructions from your doctor and nurses
- Use the call button when you need help
- Check with your nurse before changing the position of your bed — your doctor may have specific reasons for your bed position
- Ask for help when getting in and out of bed
- Use the handrails in the bathroom to help support and steady you
- Wear slippers when you are out of bed — Hospital rules require this because walking in socks or bare feet can be unsafe
Help us help you
We try to keep the day-to-day routine for your care as patient friendly and predictable as we can.
A member of your health care team will need to assess your vital signs – temperature, blood pressure, respiration, etc. on a regular basis. Depending on your illness, your physician may ask that your vital signs be checked frequently. We will try to keep a rein on how often you have to be woken.
Please let your nurse know immediately if you are:
- In pain
- Too hot or too cold
- Hungry or thirsty
- Receiving too many visitors
- Not compatible with a roommate
We want your experience at MMC to be as positive as possible.