The information contained on the Okeene Municipal Hospital web site is not to be construed as medical recommendations, or as professional advice. Neither Okeene Municipal Hospital, its affiliates or agents, or any other party involved in the preparation or publication of the works presented is responsible for any errors of omission in the information provided on the Okeene Municipal Hospital website or any other results obtained from such information. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other reliable sources and to direct any questions concerning personal healthcare to licensed physicians or other appropriate healthcare professionals.

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We welcome you as a patient and we appreciate the opportunity to treat your medical needs. The information in this brochure is designed to answer some of the questions that you might have about our policies and methods or practice. If at any time you have a question that is not discussed please feel free to ask any of the staff members who would be glad to assist you. We take great pride in our hospital and the services that we provide. We also realize that a stay in the hospital is a stressful situation, so it is our mission to treat you with the greatest of care so that you many return to your family and every day life as soon as possible.

NOTICE: All Okeene Municipal Hospital Patients – Shelly Dunham, CEO October 1, 2007

Due to new Medicare/Medicaid regulations, we are required to notify you that Okeene Municipal Hospital does not have a physician in the hospital 24 hours per day, 7 days a week (24/7).   Okeene Municipal Hospital does have a physician on call (24/7).

Patient Information & Forms

NOTE: Many of the forms on the Okeene Municipal Hospital website are PDF. 

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Community Care

As a non-profit health care provider, Okeene Municipal Hospital believes all residents in our community should have access to health care. While Okeene Municipal Hospital does maintain policies to protect its financial health, it provides charity care, also known as Community Care Discount, to those who are truly in need. Our philosophy is simple: medical needs are addressed first, financial considerations second. We believe community benefit goes beyond hospital visits and emergency care. Community benefit also means getting involved and working to improve the health or our community.

Smoking

The Okeene Municipal Hospital and Okeene Medical Clinic is a smoke free campus. Smoking is no longer allowed on any hospital or medical clinic property. If you are interested in quitting smoking, please contact the Oklahoma Tobacco Hotline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW

Valuables

Money, credit cards, jewelry and valued personal items should not be brought to the hospital. The hospital does not accept responsibility for items kept in your room. If a few valuables must be brought, they may be kept in a safe by contacting your nurse.

​Patients Responsibilities

• Provision of information

• Compliance with instructions

• Respect and consideration

• Advance directive for healthcare

• Do not resuscitate status

• Pain management

Advanced Directive

The Advanced Directive is a document authorized by Oklahoma law that addresses sections of advanced healthcare decisions patients may encounter. These sections include Living Will, Healthcare Proxy and Anatomical Gifts. A person may complete any section or all three. This directive may be completed by any person of sound mind and eighteen years of age. It is witnessed by two persons who will not benefit financially from the patient’s death This document becomes effective when the attending physician and another physician determine that the person has an incurable and irreversible condition that even with the administration of life-sustaining treatment will cause death within six months.

Patient Bill of Rights

You, the patient, can expect certain rights and privileges during your stay at Okeene Municipal Hospital.

Telephone/Television

To place a call outside the hospital you must dial ‘9’ and then the number you wish to call. If you need additional assistance, please ring a nurse.

Electrical appliances

All patient-owned, electrical appliances must be checked for electrical safety These include radios, hair rollers, blow dryers, electric shavers and televisions. Please contact your nurse about this safety check. Battery operated appliances are welcomed and do not require approval for their use. Electric blankets, space heaters and electric heating pads are prohibited for your safety.

Dietary

Some patients may have a special diet recommended by their physician in order to obtain optimal healthcare results. If you have any questions or concerns, please inform your nurse.