If you know you or your family is going to the hospital bring your medications or a legible list with name, dosages, and frequency.
If you know you are coming to the hospital and have Advanced Directives, please bring them so we can make a copy for the chart. This can prevent a lot of misunderstanding during the patient's stay.
Please leave valuables and items other than the basic necessities at home. We know these things mean a lot to you, but patients often are moved around a lot during their stay and things can be lost. Also rooms tend to be small and it's difficult to find enough storage space for too many personal items.
Please respect visiting hours. We have limits on this because we do a lot of procedures during the other hours, and your loved one may well be at a test for hours at a time; we don't want you to have to sit and wait around twiddling your thumbs. Also, your loved one is here because he or she is sick, and needs plenty of time for rest.