Patient Care Guide


Your room has a telephone available for use. This is not a direct number into your room, all calls go through the hospital switchboard, then transferred to your room. To dial a local number on the telephone in your room, dial 9 first and then the number. To make a long distance call, ask a member of the nursing staff.


The nursing staff will discuss how to use the call light, bathroom call light, and bed controls. To prevent injury, please wear non-slip footwear when up. If you do not have any, tell your nurse. No tobacco use is allowed on hospital property.

Discharge Planning

You will be assisted in developing a plan for discharge. The Discharge Planner will talk with you about expected post hospital care needs, develop an appropriate plan of care with you and your family, and assist in making arrangements.


We want all of our patients and their families to feel informed about their condition and any part of their stay at Morris County Hospital. Members of your health care team will answer any questions you may have about hospital routines, care, equipment, tests, treatments, medications and diet.

Advance Directives

Advance Directives are documents which state your choices about medical treatment or name someone to make decisions about your medical treatment, if you are unable to make these decisions and choices yourself. They are called advance directives, because they are signed in advance to let your doctor and other health care providers know your wishes concerning medical treatment. Through advance directives, you can make decisions about your future medical care.

Kansas law recognizes two types of advance directives, a Living Will and a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care. If you would like more information or have questions about advance directives, please ask to speak to our hospital Discharge Planner. The Discharge Planner is also available to assist you in executing these documents.

Media Form

Included in your patient information packet is an authorization for release of your name to the local media which says you have been admitted to the hospital (this only applies to inpatient status). If you want your name released, please fill this out and give it to your nurse. If you do not want your name released, disregard this form.


There is a survey form in your admission packet. Your opinion is very important to us. Please fill out this survey about the care that was provided to you. You may leave it with your nurse on dismissal, or mail it back to us in our postage paid envelope when you get home.

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