Admission to the Hospital
If your hospitalization was scheduled in advance, you have already had preadmission screening. The information requested at that time and on the day of your admission will help us speed your admission and make your stay more comfortable. This information is also necessary for the hospital to maintain accurate records and to meet accreditation requirements.
Planning Your Arrival
For information regarding your surgical admission time, call the operating room at 707-393-4670. For your own protection, please notify the Admitting Department if you are being hospitalized due to a work related injury or occupational accident.
You will be asked for photo identification the day of your admission. The parent or legal guardian of a minor will be asked for a photo identification.
Permit for Treatment
You will be asked to sign a Permit for Treatment during the pre-admission or admission procedure. The permit for a minor must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The Permit for Treatment form acknowledges your responsibility for payment of non-covered expenses incurred while you are hospitalized, and relieves the hospital of responsibility for personal belongings or valuables which are kept at your bedside. If you are scheduled for surgery, your physician will ask you to sign an additional informed consent form after discussing the surgical procedure and alternative methods of treatment with you. During your hospitalization, you may be asked to sign other permits for treatment that involve special laboratory tests, X-rays, or other procedures.
At the time of your admission, you may specify which of the following information may be disclosed to the public: your admission to the hospital, your room number/location, your religious affiliation and/or condition.
Advance Healthcare Directive Kit
If you are unable to make health decisions yourself, you may choose someone to make them for you. This person, often a family member or friend, could decide what types of medical care or how much treatment you should receive.
If you do not have someone to make decisions for you, and you are without an Advance Directive, we will provide the best possible care for you.
You can print your own Advance Healthcare Directive Kit or pick one up at Patient Relations, Admitting and the Health Education Center. If you have any questions about the forms or process, please speak to an attorney.
For patients having surgery, do not resuscitate (DNR) directives will be suspended during the perioperative period.
Surgical and anesthetic interventions may cause loss of cardiopulmonary function in some situations, and there are definitive means available in the surgical setting which can often allow physicians to promptly restore these functions, which may allow for full recovery of the patient to their prior state.
You will be asked for the applicable copayment/deposit payment on the day of admission if not already paid. You may pay by check, credit card, or cash. If you have any questions, call 707-393-4666.
Laboratory Tests and X-rays
Laboratory tests, X-rays or other procedures may be required before hospitalization. Your physician will provide you with appropriate orders, dates and instructions for such procedures. In some instances, these procedures may be performed on the day of admission before you go to your room.