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During Your Stay

During Your Stay

Know What to Bring & Want to Leave at Home

During your stay at DCH, you will need only a few items. Often a few personal belonging from home can make a stay easier. Please remember that we cannot be responsible for the loss of any personal items.

For your stay, we suggest that you bring:

  • A robe
  • Non-skid slippers
  • Pajamas or nightgown
  • Dentures
  • Glasses
  • Hearing aids
  • Toiletries
  • Reading material

You will also need to bring an insurance card and personal identification to present to staff during admission.

All of your medications will be ordered for you by your physician and noted in your medical record. Using medication that has not been prescribed by your doctor for use during hospitalization may be harmful.

For Your Safety

Because we are concerned for your safety while you are a guest at Daviess Community Hospital, we ask that you help us maintain a safe environment by following the precautions below:

  • Observe all signs posted throughout the hospital.
  • Never hesitate to use the nurse call system for assistance. The signals are placed at your bedside and in the bathroom.
  • Wear your robe and slippers whenever you are out of bed.
  • No personal electrical appliances of any type may be used unless they are checked by the Hospital Maintenance Department.
  • Fire and disaster drills are conducted periodically to prepare the staff for action in case an actual emergency should occur. In a real emergency, you will be moved to a place of maximum safety if necessary.
  • Smoking is NOT allowed in Daviess Community Hospital.

As part of the admitting procedure, an identification bracelet with your personal data is fastened around your wrist. Whether you are asleep or awake, the bracelet tells all who treat or serve you exactly who you are. For your protection, please do not remove this band until you leave the hospital.

Nursing Care

Your nursing care team may include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse assistants, and nursing students. At all times, a registered nurse is designated to oversee your care. Each nursing unit is provided clinical and administrative leadership by a nurse director. A nursing supervisor is available on the evening, night, weekend, and holiday shifts.

Please view our Patient Guide for more information!