At Memorial Hospital, our first priority is our patients and their friends
and family. We are looking forward to serving you. We understand patients
may have some questions and concerns when entering the hospital. This
section of our website contains useful information that may be needed
prior to your visit or stay at Memorial Hospital or Memorial Hospital
for Women. If you cannot find the information you need here or by reviewing
our patient handbook, feel free to contact our Patient Representative,
Missy Vanicor, at 337-494-3012 or
. Here are some important things to know if you will be a patient with
us or are just visiting a loved one.
Patients and Personal Belongings
Patients are asked not to bring items of value to the hospital. This would
include, but is not limited to, the following items: wallets, pictures,
rings or jewelry, money, or anything valued by the patient. Glasses, contacts,
or watches should be left in the care of a family member, to be brought
to the patient after any procedures are performed. Personal clothing worn
into the hospital will be placed in a “patient belongings”
bag and tagged with the patient’s name and room number.
All medications taken by the patient while hospitalized are prescribed
by their doctor, dispensed by the hospital pharmacy, and administered
by a nurse. Patients are not permitted to administer their own drugs or
keep personal medications at their bedside. For helpful and accurate information
about medications you are taking, please go to
Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas on the hospital campus.
Please look for the smoking designated areas and refrain from smoking
at the main entrances of the hospitals where patients and visitors will
be entering and exiting.
If the patient requires pastoral care, they may contact our hospital chaplain
at 337-494-3289 or request a list of available pastors or chaplains from
our patient representative at 337-494-3012.
All exterior exits are locked each evening at 9 p.m. and unlocked each
morning at 6 a.m. Between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am, visitors may enter
the hospital through the Emergency Department at the rear of the Oak Park Campus.
Gift Shop is located in the main lobbies of both hopsital. A wide variety of gift
items are available for purchase.