Hospital beds are electrically operated, and your nurse will show you how to operate your bed properly. Your hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home, therefore, bedrails have been provided for your protection. Bedrails will be up while you are resting in bed. If your room temperature is not comfortable, please notify your nurse. Room temperature can be controlled individually to meet your comfort.
The main telephone number for Hammond-Henry Hospital is (309) 944-6431. Patient rooms may be called by dialing this number and asking for the patient’s room or by calling directly. The direct call-in number is listed in your room.
To make a local call outside the hospital, dial “9” and the number. Long distance calls cannot be charged to your room. For assistance, please ask your nurse.
Following is a list of phone numbers you may find helpful. You may dial them directly from within the hospital by dialing the four-digit number listed.
|Department||In House Extension||Direct Number|
|Gift Shop||1381||(309) 944-9129|
|Lost and Found||1421||(309) 944-5658|
|Patient Accounts/Billing||1320||(309) 944-9120|
|Quality Management||2341||(309) 944-9159|
|Rapid Response Team||3630|
|Rehab Services||1550||(309) 944-9150|
|Social Services/Patient Advocate||1470||(309) 944-9170|
Calling Your Nurse
A nurse call button is located on your bedside control. You should have access to this button at all times. When you press the red call button, the nurses’ station is alerted that you need assistance and a light flashes above your door. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible.
The television on/off switch and channel control is located on your bedside control. Television service is provided free of charge. A listing of stations and channels is available in each room.