Guest Services

Visiting Hours

Visitors are welcome to our facility at anytime.  The front doors lock at 8 pm. However, you can visit a patient after that time by entering through the Emergency Room doors on the east side of the building.  Press the red button on the wall inside the first set of doors and the nursing staff can let you in.

Dining Room

the Courtyard GrilleThe Couryard Grille is open for public dining 7 am to 6 pm Monday – Friday.  It is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Meals are provided to a caregiver or family member staying around the clock with a patient.  Guest trays are also available upon request. For our menu calendar click here.

Coffee, tea and water are available 24 hours a day in the Courtyard Grille.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hospital or on hospital grounds.

Internet

Valley County Health System's hospital provides free wireless guest internet service.

Mail

Mail and packages will be delivered to you by a hospital employee.  Patient mail received after discharge will be forwarded to the patient’s home.  Outgoing mail may be given to a nurse.  Postage stamps are available at the front registration desk.

Flowers

Flowers and balloons are delivered to patient rooms by an employee.

ChapelChapel

Our facility features a beautiful chapel.  It is located along the Main corridor just past the Courtyard Grille.  Guests are welcome to spend time in this peaceful and relaxing environment.

Telephone

Telephones are provided in all patient rooms.  To place a local call, dial 9 and then the number.

Cell Phones

The courteous use of cell phones by patients and visitors is permitted through the entire facility.

TV

Televisions are provided free of charge in each patient room.  Please be considerate of others and keep the TV volume down.  The sets are controlled by the pillow speaker which may be clipped to your bed or by controls located on the side rail panel.

Televisions are also located in the waiting rooms of the Medical Clinic, Specialty Clinic, Surgery and Emergency departments.

Electrical Appliances

Electrical appliances such as hair dryers, electric razors, portable heaters, computers and other devices must be inspected for safety by our maintenance department.

Fire Safety

We periodically conduct fire drills.  If you hear an alarm, stay where you are.  In the event of an actual emergency, you will be notified by hospital staff.

Valuables

If you have valuables such as jewelry or cash, please give them to a relative or friend to take care of during your stay.  Contact lenses, eyeglasses, hearing aids and dentures should be stored in your bedside stand when not in use.  Please don’t put them on your bed or food tray – they may be damaged or lost.  Valley County Health System cannot be responsible for replacement of personal belongings.

Associate Recognition

Gold Star Award

Mary Maret

Mary is always willing to help where ever needed. She is always smiling and makes everyone feel welcomed. Mary takes time out of busy work day to lend a hand to Co-Associates and patients.

Mary noticed that a couple was having quite a time getting to acute care to visit a patient. They sat for a while admiring the beautiful scenery and after a moment of catching their breath the gentleman asked Mary if they could borrow a wheel chair. Mary being Mary responded "Wait here for one minute." She re-appeared with a wheel chair and wheeled the visiting lady to the room of the patient that they were here to visit. Her husband walking beside his wife as they journeyed down the hall. Happy conversation, smiles and laughter took the place of a difficult journey.

Mary showed, compassion, ownership, respect, integrity and most of all shared a great moment of trust with the visiting couple. People taking care of people, that's why we all are here! Mary you are a Gold Shining Star!

CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

 


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