Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital offers a variety of special services to make your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
These special services include the following:
- Patient education: Helping you understand your own health and wellness is a high priority for the hospital. The Health Resource Library in the Simmons Education Center has books, booklets, videos, and pamphlets covering a wide range of health topics. The library is open to the public Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call 541-387-6340 for more information, or ask your nurse for assistance in getting materials.
- Mail: Letters and packages for patients are delivered each morning by volunteers. Letters and parcels that arrive after you have been discharged are forwarded to your home. Stamps and stationary may be purchased in the gift shop. Outgoing mail may be left at the nurses' station or given to a volunteer.
- Flowers: Flowers are delivered to your room by volunteers. Please keep in mind that large plants and floral arrangements are difficult to deliver and to remove at the end of your stay.
- Newspapers: The daily and Sunday Oregonian, and the Hood River News are available at the nurses' station. Ask your nurse or a volunteer to bring one to your room.
- Gift shop: The gift shop, staffed by volunteers, is open Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The shop has gift items, jewelry, greeting cards, candy, toiletries, flowers and plants.
- For the hearing impaired: A telecommunications device is available to help hearing impaired patients or for patients who want to communicate with a hearing impaired relative or friend. Arrangements can also be made to have a person who uses sign language help a hearing impaired or deaf patient.
- Interpreters: The hospital has access to interpreters for a number of foreign languages, should a patient require it. Ask your nurse for more information.
- Chapel: A non-denominational chapel/quiet room is located above the gift shop. It is available any time for quiet meditation or to talk more privately with professional caregivers.