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|The Medical Staff|
Your personal physician has overall responsibility for your care while you are in the hospital. You may also see other physicians who have been asked to consult on your care. Your physician should be consulted if you have questions regarding your illness or plan of care.
The Nursing Staff
Nursing service is under the direction of a chief nursing officer. Each nursing unit is managed by a registered nurse. There is a nursing service manager on duty at all times as a clinical and administrative resource.
Your nurse monitors your health care situation 24 hours a day. She or he is there to help you understand the services ordered by your physician and to help you feel as comfortable as possible during your stay. Your nurse provides and supervises your direct care, coordinates services and addresses your needs as a patient.
We believe that total patient care demands attention to the spiritual, as well as the physical and emotional, needs of each patient. Arrangements can be made for you to speak with the minister or priest of your choice. Ask your nurse. A chapel/meditation room is located in the Main Lobby.
The hospital has a full-time registered dietitian on staff to meet your dietary needs during your stay. If you have questions about your meals or diet, call 454-3906.
A licensed social worker is available to help you deal with financial, social and emotional problems that relate to illness or hospitalization. Assistance may include discussions about community resources, assistance with disability forms, or arranging for extended care after discharge. Social Services is involved with discharge planning. Speak with your physician or nurse to arrange an appointment.
A member of the housekeeping staff cleans your room daily. If there is a housekeeping problem in your room, tell your nurse, and it will be taken care of as soon as possible.
Volunteers contribute many hours of service and financial assistance to the hospital. They supplement the services of the hospital staff in many ways and can be identified by their name tags.
During your stay many other health care professionals, including personnel from the Laboratory, Radiology and Respiratory Departments and Physical or Occupational therapists, may visit you. In addition, the Calais Regional Hospital family includes many behind-the-scenes workers, such as accountants, engineers, secretaries, food service workers and others who contribute greatly toward your well-being while you are here.