Morrow County Hospital Patient and Visitor Guide

Morrow County Hospital is located at 651 West Marion Road, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338 (click here for a map). Our main phone line is (419) 946.5015 and our fax number is (419) 949.3103. You can find additional phone numbers here.

Parking lots are available for patients and families.  There is no charge for parking at Morrow County Hospital.

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Tobacco-free Environment

Tobacco use is not permitted inside or outside any Morrow County Hospital property.  If you must use tobacco, please do so off Morrow County Hospital premises.

Visiting Hours at Morrow County Hospital

We recognize the importance of having supportive family and friends available to you while you are in the hospital.  We want to facilitate your access to these individuals in any way that we can.  Because this is a public healthcare facility, we also have the responsibility of maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment for all patients.  There are few restrictions regarding visitors, but some guiding principles are necessary for the well-being of all:

  • Because the patient rooms are semi-private (private rooms are not available), visitors are limited to two at a time.
  • Patients may request no visitors.  Additionally, there are patient condition reasons for limiting visitors.  If you see a sign asking to check with a nurse before entering the room, please honor that request.
  • People with any cold symptoms or infections should NOT visit patients in the hospital.
  • The bathroom in the patient room is only for the patient to use.  Public restrooms are available in the main lobby area of the hospital.
  • Use caution with bringing children into patient rooms.  A nurse will ask a visiting adult to remove children who are obviously ill and/or are exhibiting disruptive behavior.
  • Visitors are not allowed to leave children in a patient room unattended, in the care of the patient.
  • Nurses have the right and the responsibility to support a healing environment and protect the rights of all patients.  To meet this responsibility, it may be necessary to limit visiting.  This may be done at the discretion of the nurse.
  • Every effort is made to accommodate family requests for visitation in the event of critical illness or end-of-life care.  This may include providing a way for family to continuously stay in the room with the patient.
  • At 8 p.m. every evening, a “visiting hours are over” announcement is made over the public address system.  Creating an environment for rest is an essential part of the care we provide.  Thank you for honoring that announcement.
Protecting Your Valuables

We encourage you to leave valuables (jewelry, money, credit cards, checkbooks or anything else of value) at home or with a family member.

Help Us Prevent the Spread of Germs and Infection

People in the hospital are more susceptible to infection. To help us prevent the spread of germs and infection, please:

  • Wash your hands. Wash often with soap and water or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner. Always wash before and after visiting, before and after eating or going to the bathroom and after sneezing, blowing your nose or coughing.
  • Do not visit when you are sick. If you need to visit while you are sick, wash your hands well and ask the staff for a mask if you have respiratory symptoms.
  • Cooperate with isolation practices. Some patients need isolation, if so, everyone (staff and visitors) may need to wear gloves, a gown and/or a mask.
  • Consult the nurse. Check with the nurse before visiting if you are unsure if you are contagious or if you are bringing children to visit a patient.

For questions about infection or isolation, call the Infection Control Department at (419) 949.3025.

Patient Meals

Patients are invited to select their meals from a variety of physician-approved diets. Our nutrition associate will assist you with all of your nutritional needs, as well as any special requests, within your dietary restrictions. The dietary department will talk with each patient daily about meal selection and preference.

Meals will be served at the following times:

  • Breakfast  7:30 a.m.
  • Lunch 11:30 a.m.
  • Dinner 5 p.m.
Cafeteria

The cafeteria is located in the hospital’s lower level, with food services available:

  • Breakfast:  8-9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5-6:30 p.m.
Vending Machines

Vending machines, which offer a variety of beverages and snacks, are available 24-hours a day in the main lobby and the lower level.  A soft drink machine is available at the Emergency entrance.  For directions, please ask any hospital staff member.

Banking

A First Knox Bank ATM is located near the elevator on the main floor.

Gift Shop

Our volunteer-operated gift shop offers a variety of greeting cards, candies, gifts, purses and personal items on the main floor of the hospital. The Gift Shop is typically open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. To speak with someone in the Gift Shop, call (419) 949.3088.

Flowers and gifts are welcome in most rooms except for the Intensive Care Unit.

Internet Access

High-speed wireless Internet access is available throughout the hospital for patients and visitors.

Personal Laundry

Laundry service is not provided for the hospital patient’s personal clothing.  Families are encouraged to arrange for clean personal clothing as necessary.

Discrimination is against the law

Morrow County Hospital complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude people, or treat them differently because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, national origin, age, disability, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression in its health programs and activities. Click here for more details.