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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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.
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.
• Provision of information
• Compliance with instructions
• Respect and consideration
• Advance directive for healthcare
• Do not resuscitate status
• Pain management
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.
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.
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.
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.