When you arrive at Northwest, you will be given a wrist identification
bracelet. Throughout your stay, we strive to accommodate your needs,
including room preferences. Please know that when all beds are full, we
will be unable to meet request for private rooms. Be assured that when a private room
becomes available, you will be transferred as soon as possible.
What to Bring
For your comfort, bring any personal items you will need including night clothing, a robe, slippers, toiletries, grooming aids,
and reading and writing materials. Please leave valuables, large
amounts of cash (greater than $20) and credit cards at home. For peace
of mind, you may place valuables in safety deposit boxes provided by the
Security department at Northwest at no charge. Valuables can be placed in
or retrieved from the boxes 24 hours a day. Northwest is not responsible for
any belongings you decide to keep with you in your room. For safety
reasons, please do not bring electrical appliances, including radios,
televisions, hair dryers, curling irons or electric razors. These items
present safety hazards that might interfere with the hospital's medical
Please do not wrap your personal items in tissues or napkins or leave
them on meal trays or on your bed; they may be discarded accidentally.
Place glasses or dentures in containers from home and keep them on your
bedside table or in the drawer. If you need a container for your
dentures, please ask your nurse. Northwest is not responsible for dentures,
eyeglasses, hearing aids or any prosthetic device.
In most cases, the medications that you require in the hospital are
provided by the inpatient pharmacy. However, there may be instances in
which you may need or want to use your medication supply from home.
These instances might include medications already purchased,
contraceptive agents, investigational agents and medications that are
not on the Northwest formulary. If you do bring medicine from home, please
let your nurse know. We ask that you do not take any medicine other than
what is given by your nurses, unless approved by your physician.