What to Bring
You are welcome to bring personal items such as reading glasses, books,
photographs, portable music system, or anything that would make you more
comfortable. However, we ask that you limit personal items, because there
is a limited amount of space for personal items in patients' rooms.
The hospital provides the following, but if you would like your own, feel
free to bring:
- Hospital gowns and socks
- Toiletries (e.g, comb, brush, shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste).
Not to Bring
Electrical appliances from home are not permitted. Special permission may
be granted in some instances. All electrical appliances brought from home
must be examined by our hospital Engineering Department prior to use.
Use of cell phones is not permitted anywhere near any patient care units.
Please leave all valuables at home. Items such as jewelry, expensive clothing,
or other costly items. The hospital is not responsible for the loss or
damage to any personal property kept in your room. If an item must be
secured, please ask a nurse to arrange for the hospital's Security
Office to assist you.
While at the Hospital, a Patient may share a Room with another Patient.
Private Rooms may be available upon request. Availability of Private Rooms
depends on demand.
All Patient Rooms (with the exception of ICU Rooms) have a television and
telephone. Toiletries, such as toothbrushes, deodorant and hair combs
are available at our
Each room has a bedside telephone. Incoming calls can go directly to your
room by dialing
(956) 323-9 and then your room number. For example, if you are in room # 296, your
visitors will call (956) 323-9296. Your nurse will update the notice board
in your room with her phone number and a contact number for the newborn
nursery and neonatal intensive care unit if needed.
Long distance phone calls or collect calls may be made by dialing”8-0” and the phone number. Long distance calls cannot be billed to your
room. You may however, charge the long distance call to a credit or calling card.
Meals & Snacks
You will be offered a choice of meals from the Hospital menu, with specific
attention to any dietary restrictions that may be related to your condition
or to your treatment.
We ask that you do not receive any perishable food from people visiting
you at the Hospital. However, home-cooked meals that will be eaten immediately
are permitted. But do remember to first check with your doctor to find
out about any diet restrictions related to your condition or your treatment.
Please limit the amount of food and properly dispose of all leftovers.
A Smoke-Free Stay
For the comfort and good health of our patients, Mission Regional is smoke-free.
While you are a patient, neither you nor your visitors may smoke anywhere
in the building. Exterior signs throughout the hospital campus mark designated