We have furnished and equipped your room to make your stay as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Frye offers a choice of private and semi-private rooms and will make every effort to honor your choice based on bed availability at the time of your admission. (Please remember that medical insurance does not usually cover the full cost of a private room.)
Your Hospital Bed and Bedside Table
Your hospital bed is electrically operated; your nurse will show you how to adjust it properly. The bed is also equipped with side rails for your protection to prevent injury while you are asleep or under sedation. Please keep the rails raised at all times while you are in the bed. Please stay in your bed after you have prepared for sleep. Strange surroundings and sleeping mediations may cause you to injure yourself if you get out of bed. For assistance during the night, please use your call button to contact the nursing staff.
Your bedside table contains several drawers for storage. If you wear glasses and/or dentures, please keep them in a drawer of the table to protect them. Please do not put them on meal trays or in your bed and make sure you have packed personal items before you leave to go home.
All rooms in the hospital are centrally heated and air-conditioned. If your room is not comfortable, please notify the nursing staff.
Calling Your Nurse
To call your nurse, use the button located at your bedside. When you press the button, the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance, and a light flashes on above your door. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible.
Your room is furnished with cable television to enjoy during your stay. The control for your television is located on the bed control box which also contains your “nurse call” button.
Friends and relatives may reach you in your room by dialing 315 + 4 + the room number. If you wish to make a local call within the Hickory area, dial “9” to receive an outside line then dial your number as usual. Long distance calls must be made by using a calling or credit card. Press the “long distance” button, then “0” + area code = number. If you need long distance assistance, contact the hospital switchboard by dialing “0”.
If you do not wish to receive telephone calls, press the “make busy” button on your phone and calls will hear a busy signal. To help insure our patients’ rest and privacy, we ask that our patients do not receive calls between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. If there is an urgent need to contact a patient, please call the nurses' station for assistance.