Visitors are welcome; they do wonders for a patient’s spirits! Children under 13 years of age cannot visit patients and cannot be left unattended in the lobby. Please do not visit if you have cold or flu symptoms.
Regular Visiting Hours General visiting hours 9:00am till 8:30pm daily with the exception of these areas: MICU – Medical Intensive Care 9:00 am – 8:30pm No visitors between 3:00 and 4:00pm and between 7:00 and 8:00pm, two visitors per patient SICU – Surgical Intensive CareMust stop at the nurses’ station first
9:00am – 8:30pm No visitors between 3:00 and 4:00pm and 7:00 and 8:00pm, two visitors at a time, 10 minutes each visit
Surgical and Procedure Areas Patient designated visitors are permitted to visit the patient before regular visiting hours when a patient is scheduled for any procedure. Deborah reserves the right to change and/or restrict visiting hours on an individual basis, at the discretion the nurse manager, as dictated by the patient’s condition.
Visitor parking is available in several areas. You may use the lots on each side of the main driveway or continue straight to the upper level of the parking deck. Additional parking is available behind the Elichman Pavilion. Parking is free.
A hotel- guest residence is located on site, and can hold up to three people per room. Every room has color TV, a telephone connected to the hospital and a bathroom. The cost is $57.00 a night. Credit cards/debit cards are accepted. No checks. For more info. on reserving a room or local motels contact 609-893-1200 ext. 4600.
Dining Facilities The Cafeteria is open for dining Sunday thru Saturday, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Holidays from 11:00am to 6:00pm. The cafeteria serves hot meals, sandwiches made to order, grilled items and soups. A salad bar is available with many different items that change from day to day. Fresh fruits, prepackaged cereals, and many other fresh and packaged items are available.
Coffee Shop Come enjoy flavored coffees, bagels, pastries and a lunch special of the day. Open Monday-Friday 6:45am to 4:30pm. Saturday and Sunday from 6:45am to 11:00am, closed holidays.
About Your Stay: When You Arrive
When you get to Deborah, you must register at central registration, located off the parking deck in the rear of the hospital. There will be a schedule with your name on it. Check in at the desk and have a seat until you are called.
While you are waiting, ensure that all necessary documents are handy and forms are signed. When you are called, you will be asked to provide information that will be helpful to ensure payment of your bill by your health insurance. You will sign forms for your insurance, and also sign a form called "Consent for Medical Treatment." You will be given an ID bracelet which will be worn throughout your stay. If you have not had preadmission testing you will likely have an EKG, blood tests and a chest X-Ray. A representative will direct you to the appropriate places for these tests. After the testing, you will be sent to the nursing unit.
Please comply with the following:
Identification (drivers license, social security card) and Insurance Cards
For your convenience, whenever possible, the tests ordered by your physician are performed before you are admitted to the hospital in the Ambulatory Care Department by qualified technicians. Because the test results provide your physician more timely medical data, this facilitates your treatment and reduces your length of stay.
All patients scheduled for admission will receive a telephone call from one of our representatives to confirm your scheduled time/day prior to your admission date. Patients having same day procedures ie. catheterizations, bronchoscopies, etc. will also be called to confirm the appointment.
Whenever possible, our staff will pre-register you and have you sign your consents. Bring your signed forms with you if they were mailed to you.
When you arrive at Registration, you will be given a consent form to authorize treatment. This form must be signed by the patient or the person legally responsible for the patient. If you do not understand any form given to you, ask for an explanation.
What to Bring
Bring as little as possible. You will only need a few items such as nightgown, bathrobe, pajamas, slippers and toiletries. Do not bring electrical equipment, only battery-powered items such as shavers are allowed. Cellular phones and personal computers are NOT permitted. Keep valuables at home or send them home with relatives. If this is not possible, they may be kept in the hospital safe. A representative can assist you with this.
Only a small amount of money is necessary during your stay for items such as newspapers or TV rental. You may wish to bring your telephone calling card or a credit card number for placing non-local phone calls. The hospital cannot assume responsibility for any items brought to the hospital.