General Patient Information
Meals and Menus
Patient meals are served during the following hours:
- Breakfast 7:25-8:30 am
- Lunch 11:55 am-12:45 pm
- Dinner 4:20-5:30 pm
Due to special diets or scheduled tests, please do not eat food or beverages from family or friends without the nurse’s permission. Those visitors who request to eat with patients can purchase guest trays. Please ask the nurse for more information.
Your physician may order a regular or special diet for you. A representative from Nutritional Services will deliver a menu to you and offer assistance in selecting items for the following day.
If you wish to speak to a registered dietitian, the nurse can schedule a meeting.
The Hospital’s Dining Room is located on the first floor of the Rooke Pavilion and is open to staff and visitors.
The hours of operation are:
- Monday through Friday 7 am-7 pm
- Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 8 am-7 pm
Serving hours are:
- Breakfast 7-10 am
- Lunch 11:15 am-1:45 pm
- Soup, deli sandwiches, and salad bar: 1:45 pm-4:30 pm
- Dinner 4:30-6:30 pm
Take-out containers are available at a minimal cost. Vending machines are located in the rear of the Dining Room, One-Day Surgery and the Emergency Department.
All patient rooms are furnished with individual television sets. To turn the TV on, simply press the channel up or down button. The television includes local and national network programming. A closed-circuit patient education channel featuring a variety of health education topics is available between 7 am and 11 pm by turning to Channel 16. Channel 18 displays the program schedule.
Most patient rooms have a personal phone at the bedside. Your family and friends can dial your room directly. If you are in bed one (the bed by the window or a private room), calls should be made to (570) 522-2 + your room number. If you are in bed two (the bed by the door), calls should be made to (570) 523-5 + your room number.
There is no charge for local calls. To get an outside line, dial 9 and then the number. Local calls include those to Cowan, Glen Iron, Hartleton, Laurelton, Lewisburg, Mifflinburg, Millmont, Milton, New Columbia, Weikert, West Milton and Winfield.
Long distance calls must be made collect or charged to a credit card or third number. To make such a call simply dial:
- Within 570 area code (long distance): 8 + 0 + the number
- Outside 570 area code (long distance): 8 + 0 + area code + the number.
We have selected AT&T Long Distance Service for calls dialed 8 + 0 + area code + telephone number. You can reach other long-distance carriers from this telephone by dialing the access code provided by that carrier. You can obtain free AT&T rate information at any time by dialing 9 + 0 + area code + number + 0.
More than 450 residents of our community currently serve as volunteers. The volunteers can assist patients with such tasks as writing or reading letters, delivering meals or flowers or helping to transport patients for procedures and tests. Call Volunteer Services at extension 2549 if you would like volunteer assistance.
Mail, Flowers and Newspapers
Incoming mail and flowers are delivered to patient rooms every day except weekends and holidays. The Hospital sells a variety of newspapers through the Gift Shop. If you would like one delivered to your room, please call the Gift Shop at extension 2692. Available newspapers are: The Daily Item, The Standard Journal, USA Today, Patriot News, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Enquirer, Press Enterprise and Williamsport Sun-Gazette.
Evangelical offers beautician services every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 am to noon. You can receive a haircut, wash, style and/or manicure free of charge. You can make a request for this service through your nurse.
The Gift Shop is located inside the Main Lobby and has an attractive array of balloons, plush animals, jewelry, cards, home decor and numerous seasonal gifts. Personal care items, stationery, stamps, magazines, fresh flowers and candies are also available. The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 8 pm and weekends from noon to 8 pm. Volunteers staff the Gift Shop, and all proceeds support the Hospital. Gifts and flowers can be ordered for patients or employees through the Gift Shop by calling extension 2692 or visiting us online.
Evangelical is a non-smoking facility. A patient should not smoke unless he/she has received permission from his or her physician. Carrying lighted smoking materials inside the Hospital is prohibited.
Evangelical’s Pastoral Services seeks to meet the religious, spiritual and emotional needs of patients, family members and staff. Evangelical’s Pastoral Services are available on a 24-hour basis. Just let one of the nurses know that you wish to have the Reverend visit you during your stay.
The Hospital Reverend Can:
- Offer you and your family spiritual support, prayer and a listening ear during difficult times
- Provide practical help, comfort, and guidance in times of grief and crisis
- Assist you in remembering your experiences of God’s sustaining protection and healing presence
- Help you if you are distressed by religious or spiritual dilemmas
- Arrange for you to receive the sacraments or rites of your faith
- Offer appropriate services during recovery or other personally important events while in the Hospital
- Contact your clergy or locate representatives of your religious tradition
A Meditation Room is located to the right of the main lobby on the first floor of the Hospital for patients and their families. It provides a quiet place for prayer and reflection.
The Hospital follows the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for the use of Standard Precautions for all patients. These precautions may include the use of gloves, gowns, masks and eye protection during certain procedures. Family members and visitors may be required to wear protection while visiting if deemed necessary by your healthcare provider. The nursing staff will instruct visitors if special precautions are required to safeguard everyone’s well being.
We encourage all healthcare workers, staff, patients and visitors to join us in proactive hand washing. Hand hygiene is now easier and more efficient with the widespread availability of waterless hand foam within the Hospital (usually located beside the door to each patient room). Please feel free to use the products available to you and your visitors during your stay.
The Hospital cannot be held responsible for loss of money or other valuables such as dentures, hearing aids or eyeglasses retained in your room. We urge you to leave valuables and money at home or send them home with members of your family. If that is not possible, the Hospital has a safe to store your items until you are discharged. It is imperative that you remember to claim your items before you are discharged. Please keep your receipt for the valuables left inside the safe. If you need money while in the Hospital, there is an automated teller (ATM) machine conveniently located on the first floor beside the M-C Federal Credit Union.