Life doesn't stop when you're in the hospital. At Magee we celebrate holidays, wear Halloween costumes, and hold parties and special events for staff and patients. After all, we're in this together.
Clothing and Laundry
Please have family and friends bring in your favorite comfortable clothes and shoes from home. We ask that your family do all of your personal laundry and provide you with a clean supply of clothes. We suggest:
- Loose fitting clothing that is easy to put on and take off such as sweat pants
- Shirts or blouses and a sweater
- Socks and rubber soled shoes or sneakers
- Seasonal outer wear for therapy outside of the building
You will need to bring a supply of personal toilet articles including shampoo, deodorant, dental care products, cosmetics and shaving supplies.
Barber and Beauty Services
Area barbers and beauticians come to Magee for the convenience of patients. Appointments may be scheduled through the secretary at the nursing unit.
Phone and TV
To make your stay more pleasant, television and telephones are available for your use. The cost for phone service is one time charge of $9.35 plus 7% sales tax (total amount $10) for local calls. Charges for long distance will be your responsibility. There is no charge for television service, which includes cable access. The cost for TV service has been underwritten by a charitable donation from the Friends of Jerry Segal.
TV Station Guide
All rooms are equipped with free cable TV. The following are available stations:
|Channel 2 ABC||Channel 12 PBS||Channel 25 Discovery Health|
|Channel 3 NBC||Channel 13 AMC||Channel 26 Game Show|
|Channel 4 CBS||Channel 14 Discovery||Channel 27 BET|
Channel 6 UPN||Channel 15 ABC Family||Channel 28 TBS|
Channel 7 WB||Channel 16 TLC||Channel 29 ESPN|
Channel 8 CNN||Channel 17 Lifetime||Channel 30 ESPN 2|
|Channel 9 FOX||Channel 18 Comedy Central||Channel 45 Comcast|
|Channel 10 Direct TV||Channel 23 A&E|
|Channel 11 USA||Channel 2 History|
You may need a small amount of cash for personal items and telephone service. Snacks, toiletries and gifts may be purchased at the Alcove gift shop, located in the main lobby. Please send all other money and valuables home. Patients are discouraged from bringing personal electronic devices to Magee. Magee is NOT responsible for lost or stolen items.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the dining room on the second floor. You are asked to eat meals in the dining room, unless otherwise instructed. Patients who have swallowing problems will eat their meals on the NeuroRehabilitation unit, or in a special dining room (called the Dysphagia Dining Room). In order to decrease distractions to patients who are re-learning how to swallow, visitors are not permitted in the Dysphagia Dining Room.
Meeting your nutrition needs is important to help you get stronger and healthier. Magee staff will help you make menu choices from a special patient service line, will assist you in bringing food to your table, and will assist you in eating as needed.
Dining room hours are:
|Continental Breakfast||9:30-10:00 a.m.|
Private Duty Nurses
Information concerning private duty nursing services is available through Case Management. Private duty nurses are not Hospital employees. They work independently or for agencies. Fees for their services are paid directly to them or the agencies by patients or their families.
Magee is committed to safe and trusted healthcare. Partner with us to make your stay at Magee a safe one. Please request and wait for assistance if you need to use the bathroom or get into or out of bed or wheelchair. If an unexpected event occurs, we will notify your family as well as the State's Patient Safety Authority.
Our gift shop is available to the public Monday through Saturday. Volunteers and members of the Auxiliary operate the gift shop. All proceeds are used to support the programs and services of the hospital.
Mail is delivered to each nursing unit Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Letters arriving after your discharge will be forwarded to you home address. You can give outgoing mail to a member of the nursing staff. Newspapers are delivered to patient floors daily.
Magee's patient library open to visitors, is located on the 6th floor. The library is open during the week and on weekends, and has computers with internet access for patient and family use. Magee is wireless. Patient and family computers can access the internet with their laptops.
Legal Clinic for the Disabled
The Legal Clinic is a non-profit organization housed within Magee. Its mission is to provide civil law legal services to financially eligible disabled clients at no charge.
Pastoral Care Service
Pastoral care services are available for patients at Magee by calling 215-587-3168. Persons of all faiths are welcome.
Interpreters are available to our patients. Your Case Manager can arrange these services for you. We also provide sign language interpreters on request. Please let the Admissions Office or your Case Manager know as soon as possible if you will need these services.
Drugs and Alcohol
Recreational drugs and alcohol are absolutely prohibited and may conflict with your medical management. Use of these substances by patients or visitors will result in discharge from Magee.
Rooms are assigned depending on availability, patient's medical needs and the patient population. At an additional charge, private rooms may be requested, but may not be available due to medical necessity. Because of changes in hospital census, occasionally patient rooms need to be changed.
Nurse Call Button
If you need to talk to your nurse at any time, press the call button located by your bedside. If you are unable to press the call button, other devices are available. For your safety, there is also an emergency call button in the bathroom.
At Magee we take fire safety seriously. That is why our staff receives ongoing training in fire safety and in responding to other emergency situations. For your safety, the hospital regularly conducts fire and disaster drills. You will be notified if a drill occurs during your hospital stay.
Areas in the hospital that are designated as Authorized Personnel Only are restricted to Magee staff.