Preparing for Hospitalization

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Preparing for Hospitalization

In preparing for hospitalization, please follow any directions given by your personal physician. You will only need to bring basic personal items, such as toiletries, a bathrobe, slippers and nightclothes with you. We recommend valuables such as credit cards, jewelry, cash and family heirlooms be left with a family member.
If you are being hospitalized for surgery, please arrive at Mercy Medical Center two hours prior to your scheduled surgery, but no earlier than 5:45 a.m. For your comfort, please wear casual, loose fitting clothing. Do not wear false eyelashes or jewelry.

Please leave all medications at home with the exception of inhalers.

Keep track of all of your personal medications with this wallet sized medication card.

Print out the card on 8.5 x 11 paper, fill in your medications, trim off excess paper, fold in half and then into 3rds.


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