Overnight visits are suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each patient is allowed one person who can stay overnight in the same room as the patient. If a patient is located in the specialty care unit (SCU) area, there is no overnight stay allowed.
A chaplain is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The chaplain will make rounds and visit patients regularly. If you would like to speak with a chaplain, please let the charge nurse or front desk staff know and one will be called. If you would like to speak with one immediately, please make that part of your request.
Where to Eat
The hospital cafeteria is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch. The lunch menu is posted outside the cafeteria daily. Vending machines are located off the lobby on the main floor. If you would like to eat outside the hospital, there are several restaurants in the area. Some of these include:
Feel free to ask the front desk staff for a Decatur map, directions or other suggestions.
As previously mentioned, the doors on Candler Street are locked at night and on the weekends to secure the building. You must go around to the front of the building or use the call box outside the door. If, at any time, you would like a security guard to walk you to your car, please let the front desk staff know and they will call security to escort you.
Wireless Internet is provided inside the hospital. You are allowed to use cell phones and PDAs; however, it would be helpful to have these on vibrate so they don’t disturb the patients.
Care Management - Discharge Planning
Each patient has an assigned case manager and/or social worker who helps drive discharge planning, provides education regarding community resources and communicates with your insurance company throughout the stay. Each week the healthcare team meets to discuss your individual progress towards discharge and adjusts the plan as needed.
Recognize a Nurse
Want to Thank Your Nurse? We are proud of our nurses and love to acknowledge when they’ve gone above and beyond to take care of our patients and we do so with the nationally recognized Daisy Award program. If you had an extraordinary experience with a nurse, we’d love to hear about it.
Nurses can be nominated and honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
Each quarter, a nurse will be selected by the Daisy Award Committee for the extraordinary work that they do. The honoree will receive a special statue and certificate commending her or him for being an "Extraordinary Nurse." There will be a presentation given in front of the nurse’s colleagues, physicians, patients, and visitors. All nurses who are nominated will be given a Daisy pin to wear on their badge or lapel.