Blood Pressure Checks
Do you know your blood pressure numbers? Unless you routinely check your blood pressure, hypertension can go undetected. Thanks to funding from the Service Auxiliary, you can check your blood pressure at a free and convenient automatic blood pressure monitor. The machine is located in the main lobby of the new patient tower. This service is available to all guests, employees and volunteers.
Complimentary issues of the Salina Journal are delivered to inpatients with their breakfast tray. Inpatients who do not have a breakfast tray delivered can ask their nurse for a copy. This convenience is made possible by the Salina Regional Health Foundation.
A notary public is available at the hospital. Upon your request, he or she can visit you in your room.
Flowers / Mail
Flowers, balloons and personal mail are delivered throughout the day by hospital volunteers. Latex balloons are not permitted in the hospital due to high allergy risk. In addition, web grams, a type of e-mail card which can be sent via the hospital web site are delivered by volunteers on weekdays. (Holidays excluded.)
Flowers are not allowed on the Intensive Care Unit, but patients will receive cards and the flowers will be held until the patient is released from the unit.
TDD is available for phone calls, and the hospital also has special phone handsets that have adjustable volume controls.
Internet Computer Access
Internet computer access is available for patient families in the 3 South waiting area. You may wish to bring e-mail addresses of family and friends so you can update them on how you or your loved one is doing.
Interpreters are available to non-English-speaking patients. Ask your nurse or physician if you need an interpreter.
There are times when you may need to talk to someone about what is best for yourself or a loved one. Your doctor will give you information and advice about treatment. You have the right to accept or refuse treatment.
We have an ethics committee that can meet for the purpose of reviewing and discussing ethical issues about the care you or your loved one are receiving.
While you are a patient, you can contact the Ethics Committee by asking your nurse or physician, or you may dial 7070 and ask for a staff chaplain.
An ATM machine is located in the Surgical Waiting Area just off the main lobby of the new patient tower for your convenience.
The Salina Regional Health Service Auxiliary operates a gift shop located in the main lobby of the hospital. Magazines, cards, toys, flowers, balloons and other gifts are available. Volunteer workers staff the shop, which is open daily. All profits from the sale of merchandise benefit the hospital through the efforts of the Service Auxiliary.