Patient Handbook

Welcome to St. Bernards Medical Center. We want to thank you for choosing our facility for your healthcare needs. It is our goal to ALWAYS provide you with excellent care and to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

A team of skilled Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Patient Care Technicians (PCTs), Advanced Nurse Practitioners (APNs), Adult Nurse Practioners (ANPs), Registered Nurse Practioners (RNPs) and Unit Information Coordinators (UICs) will work together to care for you with courtesy and respect. It is our goal to provide you and your family with comfortable surroundings and compassionate care throughout your stay. Our nursing staff will monitor you frequently and listen carefully to your questions and concerns. 

We understand that information concerning your illness and recovery is important to you and your family. Your nurses will always explain things in a way that you can understand. They will review your plan of care, medications, treatments, equipment and any other information you may need concerning your care.

You will be included in decisions concerning your care. You will be given instructions both verbally and in writing about how to care for yourself and what symptoms or health problems to look for at home after discharge. 

Please ask if you need more information or if you do not understand any portion of your treatment plan. 

Pain management is an important aspect of your treatment. We are committed to keeping your pain well controlled. Please participate in your pain management by informing your nursing team of unrelieved pain. 

We are committed to meeting your needs and providing you with exceptional care during your stay. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please ask to speak with the manager or charge nurse.

Download the Patient Information Guide