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Dietary and Food Service
Good nutrition is a very important part of recovery. A registered dietician works with physicians to assess dietary needs and develop a patient diet that is complementary to treatment. After a dietary plan is established, the dietary staff will answer questions and provide information on dietary adjustments. Patient meals: Breakfast-7:45 am; Lunch-Noon; Dinner-5 pm.
Hours: Weekdays 7 am - 6 pm • Weekends and holidays 8:30 am - 6 pm.
Daily lunch special served 11 am - 1 pm. Visitor meals can be served in patient rooms for a small fee. Vending machines are located in the cafeteria and are available to visitors at all times.
All jewelry, credit cards and cash should be left at home. There is a hospital safe in which items can be stored until arrangements have been made by the family to take them home. Patients should bring only the following items with them to the hospital: toiletries, gown or pajamas, dentures, eyeglasses and hearing aids. When they are not in use, eyeglasses and dentures should be stored in protective containers. Pulaski Memorial Hospital is not responsible for loss of or damage to personal items.
Visits from family and friends are very important during the hospital stay. General visiting hours are flexible; however, guests are encouraged to leave the patient area by 9 pm. Children under 14 are allowed to visit in the medical/surgical area if accompanied by an adult.
The maternity unit is a locked area and visitation may be limited at the mother's request, or for security reasons. Visiting hours are not restricted, but visitors should respect the mother's wishes. Recommended visiting hours are 8 am - 10 pm. The baby's father is essential to the bonding process and is not considered a visitor.
The PMH Auxiliary operates a gift shop for patients and visitors. The shop provides a variety of items including silk floral arrangements, greeting cards, candies, baby items, personal hygiene items, crafts and postage stamps. Any item can be delivered to a patient's room by calling extension 1198.
Hours: Weekdays 9 am - 4 pm.
PMH Auxiliary members deliver mail daily to patient rooms. Stamped outgoing mail can be given to a nurse, who will see to it that it is mailed. PMH provides notary service for patients upon request weekdays from 8 am - 4 pm.
Nurses can arrange volunteer chaplain visits Monday through Friday. At the request of the patient or family, chaplains may be called for special visits. There is also a chapel in the front lobby of the hospital that is open at all times.
Smoking is not permitted in any area of the hospital or on the hospital grounds. Patients may request a referral to a smoking cessation program. For more information call 574-946-2132.