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Hospitalization

Inpatient Care

Hospitalization is care in a hospital that requires admission as an inpatient and usually requires an overnight stay. Hospitalizations are sometimes called hospital admissions or Inpatient Care. In general, there are two major types of hospital admissions, emergent and elective.

Emergent usually happens when a patient is seen in the urgent care department or outpatient clinic and is subsequently admitted to the hospital. 

Elective hospital admissions occur when a patient is scheduled to be hospitalized on a specific day. The patient then checks in at the admissions office directly. This would be the case for planned surgeries or also Maternity.

Admission Process

Your doctor will explain to you why he recommends that you be admitted to the hospital for Inpatient treatment. After having all your questions answered and you agree with the recommendation, we must start the admission process.

You will be directed to the Billing and Admissions office or to the cashier.  Our Admissions staff will guide you through the entire process so you don’t need to stress about this process.

They will confirm your address, telephone number, place of employment, and insurance information. Please have your insurance card(s) and proof of identification readily available. Financial arrangements for your care will be handled at this time if not previously done.

Choosing a room

At La Loma Luz Adventist Hospital we offer you two different types of rooms: Regular and Private rooms.

Private rooms are equipped with more amenities like air conditioning and cable television. 

After deciding on a type of room and making your financial arrangements, you will be assisted or directed to the Hospitalization area. This is where the rooms are located and you will be taken to your room.

After you are settled in your room a nurse will conduct an admission interview. The nurse will ask you about your medical history and your current health status. If you are having surgery, an anesthesiologist, will also make an assessment of your health before surgery. 

What to bring along?

  • Official photo-identification, such as your Social security card.
  • A list of all your medications, doses, and times when they are to be taken
  • Private Insurance information if you have extra coverage
  • Slippers that fit well and are non-slip
  • Overnight personal care items including shampoo and toothbrush
  • A denture cup for dentures
  • If you are having gynecological surgery you may bring your own sanitary products if you prefer. 
  • Diapers and baby supplies if you are having a baby
  • We suggest children may wish to bring a comfort item (teddy bear, etc.)