The Medical Staff
The physician who admits you is responsible for directing your care while
you are in the hospital. Your physician, as the coordinator of your treatment
program, should be consulted if you have questions about your illness.
The Nursing Staff
A team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and
nurse assistants provides 24-hour care. A nurse manager is responsible
for directing and coordinating nursing care on each unit. Please feel
free to contact your nurse or the nurse manager if you have questions
Total patient care includes attention to the spiritual, as well as the
physical and emotional, needs of each patient. Members of the volunteer
chaplain staff are available to assist you. Your priest, minister or rabbi
is always welcome to visit you while you are here and the hospital chaplains
would be happy to contact him or her for you at your request.
The hospital maintains a staff of registered dietitians to meet your dietary
needs during your stay. If you have questions about your meals or diet,
call extension 6220.
Social service workers are assigned to each patient care area and are trained
to help patients and family members cope with financial, social and emotional
problems that relate to illness or hospitalization. Members of the department
work with patients and families to assist with long-term illnesses and
rehabilitation and are involved in discharge planning.
A member of the Environmental Services (EVS) staff cleans your room daily.
If there is a housekeeping problem in your room, please tell your housekeeper or nurse.
Volunteers contribute many hours of service and financial assistance to
the hospital. They supplement the services of the hospital staff in many
ways and can be identified by their name tags and uniforms.
During your stay many other health care professionals, including personnel
from the laboratory and radiology departments and physical, occupational
or speech therapists, may visit you. In addition, the OMC family includes
many behind-the-scenes workers, such as accountants, engineers, secretaries,
food service workers and others who contribute greatly toward your well-being.