Personal Items and Valuables  
We recommend that you bring a few items from home to make your stay here a little more comfortable, including comfortable shorts and shirts, pillows and slippers.  We advise that you do not bring valuables with you (expensive jewelry, watches, credit cards and cash).  However, any valuables that accompany you may be stored in the hospital safe.  All valuables retained in the possession of the patient are done so at their own risk.

Telephone Number
Telephones are provided in each room with some exceptions.  Your family and friends may reach you by dialing (239) 348-4000 for Physicians Regional-Pine Ridge patients or (239) 354-6000 for Physicians Regional-Collier Boulevard and asking for your room number.  You may also reference the white board on the wall near your bed for your room’s direct telephone number. For your own comfort and that of other patients, we ask that you restrict your incoming calls to the hours between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Your Hospital Team  
We take great pride in our team of medical professionals at Physicians Regional Healthcare System.  During your stay, each of these individuals will provide you with the finest care possible, and will work together to ensure that your treatment is well coordinated.

At least one physician will be assigned to your case to follow your progress on a daily basis.  If the need should arise, other physicians may be called as well.  If you are admitted for a non-surgical condition, one of our Hospitalist physicians (a physician specially trained in hospital care) may be directing your care.  These physicians provide care specifically in the hospital.

Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and patient care technicians are all included on our nursing staff.  Your nursing team will include all of these members who will work together to meet your needs and maximize your comfort.

Care Managers
Our care managers are registered nurses charged with assisting you when you are discharged or transferred to another health care environment.

Our registered dietitians assure proper nutrition during your stay and are available to provide special instructions and education regarding nutrition following your discharge.  If you have special dietary needs, these professionals will work with you as well as others involved in preparing your daily meals.

Ancillary Staff
Other staff members with whom you may come into contact include radiology technologists, physical therapists, laboratory technologists, dietary hostesses and housekeepers.

The Volunteers at Physicians Regional Healthcare System graciously donate their time and energy into assisting in the delivery of care to our patients. They staff our information desks, transport patients, and deliver mail, activities, reading materials, movies and flowers to our patients.