Televison and Telephone Service
Television service is provided free of charge. Local channels, as well as 16 satellite channels are available in every patient room. A listing of all available television channels is included in the back of this book. Headphones are available upon request.
Telephones are available in each room. To make a local call, dial 9 and the number you wish to call. All long-distance calls must be placed collect, third party or credit card. To make a long-distance call, dial 9, then 0, then the desired area code and number. After a brief recorded message, an outside operator will come on the line to assist you.
Your family and friends may call you from outside the hospital. Your phone number is listed on the telephone.
In consideration of patients' rest, incoming calls cannot be received after 9 p.m. In an emergency situation, incoming calls after 9 p.m. will be relayed from the hospital switchboard to the nurses' station on your unit. Patients may make outgoing calls at any time.