Before Your Stay
Advance Healthcare Directive (AHCD)
An Advance Healthcare Directive allows you to provide direction about your care even if you cannot speak for yourself at the time. It also allows you to state your wishes regarding the withholding of life-sustaining treatment and pain control, and allows you to appoint the person of your choice to direct this care. All information you provide is helpful to your doctor, the nursing professionals caring for you, and the family or friends who may be called upon if and when you cannot speak for yourself.
View the Advance Healthcare Directive form
Instructions for completing an Advance Directive
What to Bring
For your comfort, you may wish to ask a family member to bring you a pair of pajamas or a nightgown, slippers, robe, toothbrush and hairbrush for use during your hospital stay. If you wear eyeglasses, dentures or hearing aids, be sure to store them properly with your belongings when they are not in use. Ask your nurse for a container labeled with your name to safely store your dentures. Please don't place any of these items on your meal tray or in the tissue boxes.
Please refrain from bringing any valuables to the hospital (cash, jewelry or other important items). We urge you to keep no more than $5 in your room. You may also check your valuables in to be itemized on a receipt and placed in the hospital safe until your discharge. We cannot be liable for any possessions not placed in our safe and itemized on a receipt.