Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Preparing for Your Overnight Hospital Stay at Sharp Grossmont Hospital
At Sharp Grossmont, our goal is to create a peaceful healing environment in which you and your loved ones feel nurtured and supported. Below you will learn what to expect from your stay with us. And when it’s time to go home, find out how you can prepare for leaving the hospital.
Invite a loved one to stay with you.
If you are a patient in our West Tower — including the Emergency & Critical Care Center or our Women's Health Center — any adult family member or friend, who does not require supervision or physical assistance, may spend the night with you in the hospital. Only one guest at a time may stay overnight.
Some areas of our East Tower can also accommodate overnight guests; please speak with your nurse to make arrangements.
Children may not stay overnight, but are welcome to visit. We ask that young children have a watchful adult present at all times. You may find it helpful to prepare your child in advance for what they might see during their visit. You can always ask your nurse to assist you in explaining various equipment and procedures.
How visitors can help you heal.
Often when you are hospitalized, those who care about you want to help but don’t know how. By staying with you in the hospital, your loved one can become your partner in care — be present to assist you, communicate with your health care team, become familiar with your treatments — improving your overall hospital experience. We believe the personal, loving touch a partner in care can bring is an integral component of your healing process.
What to expect as an overnight visitor.
If you are staying overnight as a patient’s guest, a sleeper sofa or sleep chair may be available in their room for you to sleep on. All sofas and chairs come with sheets, a blanket, a pillow and a pillowcase. One of our staff members can assist you with any arrangements you may need.
If you would like to bring a laptop computer with you for your stay, free wireless Internet connections are available throughout the hospital. We also have several vending machines, a gift shop, cafeteria, ATM and a coffee cart located inside the hospital for your convenience.
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