Preparing for Your Stay
Before Your Arrival
Patients Personal Supply List
Planned and Scheduled Surgery
For our patients having surgery, we suggest the essentials, such as a pair of socks, tooth brush, tooth paste, hair brush or comb, deodorant or other personal hygiene items that make you more comfortable. For our day surgery patients, we only suggest bringing a pair of socks.
Labor and Delivery
Our team suggests a small bag containing the baby's book, glasses, contact case and solution, lip moisturizer and two pair of socks. The temperature of the room may feel cool, so a sweatshirt is a beneficial item for your significant other.
If you have a scheduled delivery, we suggest planning to take some of your personal effects home or place in your vehicle between your delivery time and your move to postpartum.
Our team suggests bringing two pair of non-skid socks/slippers and a robe for walking in the hospital halls; two maternity panties will be provided by the hospital. Your baby will need laundered clothes and a light and/or medium weight blanket for traveling.
The hospital does not have an area to secure your valuables. Please leave valuables such as jewelry, purses/wallets, cellular phones and video cameras at home. We are unable to assume responsibility for lost or stolen items.
A Gift From Your Women's Hospital Team
The Women's Hospital at Saint Joseph East provides your baby with a t-shirt and hospital blanket upon discharge as a keepsake of your experience with us.
Preparing To Leave
When you have been discharged by your physician you will be given instructions concerning medications, diet restrictions and follow-up medical visits.
Please be sure to have a friend, family member or transportation service arrange to pick you up by noon the day of your planned discharge. State law requires that parents use a car seat for infants that are secured in the back seat according to the manufacturer's specifications. We recommend you practice using the car seat prior to leaving the hospital.
Our friendly Case Managers are available to assist you with all your discharge questions including home health and medical equipment. When you are ready to leave the hospital, a member of our team will escort you by wheelchair to the hospital entrance.
Copies of your health records will be provided upon written request and for a reasonable fee.
Please call The Women's Hospital at Saint Joseph East at 859.967.CARE (2273), if you have additional questions or if you would like to schedule a tour of our facilities.