Being away from home can be difficult, especially when you may not be feeling well. To make your hospital stay more comfortable, Rutland Regional Medical Center offers a variety of amenities:
Flat screen color TV’s are provided in each of our patient rooms. When watching television, we ask that you be considerate of other patients by keeping volume low and turning your set off at bedtime.
C.A.R.E Channel and Guided Imagery
To promote relaxation, the C.A.R.E Channel and Guided Imagery are two 24 hour television channels which play more than 70 hours of scenic nature video accompanied by soothing instrumental music. The combination of sound and imagery includes day and night cycles to support circadian rhythms, and has been proven effective for pain management, patient restlessness, stress reduction, and palliative care.
We offer the services of a notary to our patients, free of charge. To request notary services, speak with your nurse.
To keep you up to date on world events, or just on the latest best sellers, we offer a variety of reading materials. The Rutland Herald is delivered to inpatients on their breakfast trays; copies of the Burlington Free Press, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, USA Today and Wall Street Journal are available for purchase from our Gift Shop
, as well as books and magazines. Complimentary magazines donated to the hospital are available at our magazine cart, located on the 2nd floor across from the elevators. Free books can be borrowed from our book cart on the 5th floor outside of the Library.
If there is any way we can make you more comfortable during your hospital stay, or if you have questions about your room, please notify your nurse by using the call button located next to your bed.
At Rutland Regional Medical Center, we know that being away from home can be unsettling. That is why we provide as many channels as possible for you to remain connected to friends and family during your stay.
Cell phones may be used in most areas of the hospital as long as they are kept more than 3 feet/1 meter away from all electronic medical devices. In certain restricted areas, cell phones must be turned off. When using your cell phone, please keep your ringer on low and be mindful of other patients, visitors, and medical staff members.
Hospital volunteers deliver letters, packages, and any flower deliveries to patient rooms each day. Please note that flowers are not allowed in the Intensive Care Unit. Any mail received after your discharge will be forwarded to your home. If you need stationary and/or stamps, they may be purchased at our Gift Shop.
If you are in need of an interpreter, please inform your nurse so that one may be provided to you.
Pre-paid phone cards are available for purchase in our Gift Shop, located at the Allen Street hospital entrance.
Each patient in our hospital has a complimentary bedside telephone with a private line and separate phone number. Your family and friends can call you directly by dialing 747 + the number on your phone.
Our telecommunications office has a TTY/Hearing Impaired Telephone which is available for bedside use upon request. In addition, we are equipped to assist any hearing-impaired friends or family members who may call you during your stay. That number, which operates 24 hours a day, is 802.775.7075.
Wireless hot spots are available in ten locations throughout the hospital for patients and visitors; including the Library, ACU Waiting Room, OR Waiting Room, ICU Waiting Room, Birthing Center Waiting Room, Food Court and Foley Cancer Center Waiting Room.
Inpatient Day Room
The first facility of its type in Vermont, the Day Room provides patients with a warm, family style environment where they can enjoy activities, eat meals and socialize. Staffed by a registered nurse, a licensed nursing assistant and volunteers, the Day Room offers patients the opportunity to receive their prescribed medical care outside of their hospital room – safely and with dignity.
The Day Room staff help patients with routine care and toileting. They also provide supervision and evaluation of patients. The Day Room is attractively furnished and includes a kitchen facility and a special consult room where patients and families can meet with their doctor. Patients can also receive services such as physical and occupational therapy.
Day Room Benefits
- Earlier Discharge
- Improved Sleep while in the Hospital
- Improved Safety