Planning for a Procedure

Before a Procedure

  • Follow your doctor’s and medical staff’s guidelines before a procedure
    • You may be asked not to eat or drink;
    • Even drinking water, eating a piece of candy, or chewing gum could cause your procedure to be cancelled;
    • Talk to your doctor about any medications you are on and ask him/her what time you should take any medications before the procedure;
    • Ask your doctor if you any have questions or are unsure about what to do and what not to do before a procedure.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • Shower or bathe
  • Do not wear make-up, nail polish, or jewelry.

What to Bring

  • Protective containers for eyeglasses or dentures
  • Container and solution for contacts
  • Inhalers and hearing aids
  • Your own robe and pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush or comb

What Not to Bring

  • Valuables, including
    • Purses
    • Wallets
    • Jewelry

Pediatric Patients

All children under the age of seven require a parent or an adult designated by the parent to be in attendance with the child at all times during the hospital stay. A family member’s presence decreases the emotional stress of the child and helps with the recovery process. Parents and hospital staff work as a team to help the child to recover as quickly as possible and return to their home environment.

Patient Rooms

Memorial Hospital has private rooms and is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital.

No-Smoking Policy

Memorial Hospital is a non-smoking facility. For the health and safety of our patients, smoking is not allowed in the facility or on the hospital grounds.