What to Bring With You
Bathrobe, pajamas, slippers, shampoo or shaving articles may be brought with you to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We strongly discourage the use of large personal electrical appliances in order to comply with national and state laws and regulations set for hospital safety standards.
We ask that you do not bring expensive jewelry, watches or major electrical appliances to the hospital. If you find yourself at the hospital with such items, it is a good idea to have a friend or relative take them home. The hospital does not assume responsibility for the loss of personal property kept in your room. You may check money or any item of value with the nurse for placement in the hospital safe. Eyeglasses, contact lenses and dentures should be kept in protective containers when not in use.
Please advise your physician or nurse of any medication you are currently taking and any allergic condition you have.
Do not bring any of your medication to the hospital for your stay unless otherwise instructed by your physician or nurse.
There is no charge for local calls.To call locally outside the hospital from your bedside phone, first dial "9" and then dial the number you wish to call. Long distance calls are to be charged to your credit card. Pre-paid phone cards are available in the Lower Admissions area of the hospital.
A Smoke-Free Facility
Valley View Hospital, consistent with its mission and its health care responsibility to employees, patients and visitors, supports a smoke-free environment. Smoking is prohibited in the building. Visitors may smoke outdoors.
Smokers who are hospitalized are offered a bedside smoking cessation program to help develop strategies to quit smoking. This program can be activated by a physician's order while you are hospitalized or can be accessed on an outpatient basis.
Valet parking is a free service offered by Valley View Hospital.
Self-parking is also available in the parking area across from the hospital or in the upper east parking lot.
If self-parking, be aware that time-limited street-parking spaces (2-hour), are public and are subject to ticketing by local law enforcement.
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Mail and Flowers
Any mail and flowers addressed to you will be delivered to your room. Live plants and flowers are not allowed in the Critical Care Unit. Silk flowers or balloons are always welcome to help cheer a patient and let them know you are thinking of them.
Mail received after your discharge will be forwarded to your home address.