Your hospital room has been planned for efficient medical and nursing care in a safe, comfortable environment. Rooms are assigned based on your physician's orders, the kind of medical care you need and room availability.
All inpatient rooms are equipped with adjustable beds, bathroom emergency bells, call buttons, direct dial telephone, and televisions. Please discuss with your care team whether you should get out of bed without assistance. If you need to speak to a nurse, press the call button on the cord attached to your bed or bed rail.
All inpatient rooms are equipped with telephones. Your family and friends may call you by dialing (530) 274-6000 and asking the hospital operator to ring your room. All calls within northern California are provided to our patients at no charge.
Color televisions are available in each room. Television service is free of charge in all patient rooms.
Newspapers, Flowers and Balloons
Our local community newspaper, The Union, is delivered at no additional charge to patient rooms. Flowers are delivered to patient rooms as soon as they arrive. Flowers are not allowed in the Intensive Care units. Please note that Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is a latex-sensitive environment, so latex rubber balloons are not permitted. However, Mylar balloons are welcome.
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital makes every effort to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your physician's orders, including special diets.
You will be provided a daily menu to select your meals for the next day. The schedule is:
Breakfast 7:45 to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dinner 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
If you have special food needs, a dietitian can work with you to accommodate them. Ask your physician or nurse to arrange this service.
Calling Your Nurse
When calling your nurse, please press the call button. The nurses' station is alerted that you need assistance and will assess your needs and send someone to assist you. If it is an emergency, please make sure the nurse is aware of the situation.
Leaving the Unit
If you want to leave the unit, please check first at the nurses' station to make sure your physician has given approval and to let the staff know where you can be reached. It is important to stay in your room until your physician has made rounds and treatments have been completed.
To support you and family members during your stay at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, we have an interfaith chaplain on staff as well as chaplain assistantns representing various faiths. To contact the chaplain, please call (530) 274-6216, or call (530) 274-6816 to contact a chaplain's assistant.
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is only allowed in designated outdoor areas.
The staff at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing you with quality healthcare. If, at any time, you experience exceptional service, or have a problem or concern, we want to know about it. If you have a compliment or a complaint, please tell your physician, nurse or other healthcare professional. They will assist you in any way possible. If you feel that your issue was not resolved, we suggest that you contact the nursing supervisor on duty or Administration. Just dial the hospital operator by pressing '0' and they will connect you.