Your room assignment at Cabell Huntington Hospital is based upon your admitting diagnosis and bed availability on the day of your admission. Private (single-bed) and semi-private (two-bed) rooms are available. All rooms are centrally heated and air conditioned. If adjustments to the room temperature are desired, please notify the nursing staff or call extension 2038.
Visitors should not use the restroom in your room. Please ask them to use the restrooms located in or near the waiting areas.
Your bed is electronically operated, and your nurse will show you how to properly work it. The hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. Bedside rails are for your protection and may be raised at night or during the day if you are resting, recovering from surgery or taking certain medications.
Cabell Huntington Hospital has three types of nurse call buttons. Depending upon what type of bed you have, your nurse call button may be located on the bed rail, on the pillow speaker (a small control box for the TV) or on the squeeze bulb (also used to control the TV).
Inpatients are visited daily by a Hospitality Associate who will provide a meal selection. Patients may choose the standard option or choose an alternative. Patients on modified diets are offered items within their restrictions. A variety of snacks are available on your unit that you may request from your nurse. These include milk, juice, soft drinks, cereal, crackers and ice cream. Food Services may be called from within the hospital by dialing extension 3017.