Admission & Accomodations

Your Room
Your room assignment is based on your diagnosis and the bed availability on the day of your admission.

Room Temperature
If your heating or cooling unit is not working properly, please notify your nurse.

Calling Your Nurse
A button to call your nurse is located at your bedside. When you press the button, the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance, and a light will flash above your door. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible.

All patient rooms are provided with remote controlled cable television sets. There is no charge for television service. Please be considerate of your roommate when watching television.

Bedside telephone service is available to patients free of charge. You are entitled to an unlimited number of local calls during your stay. Long distance calls may be billed to a telephone credit card or your home telephone. Incoming calls may be received between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.

To place a local call (609 area code), dial 9, wait for the dial tone and then dial the number. Calls to 800 numbers may be dialed the same way. Long distance calls may be placed by dialing 9 first, then the area code and the number you are trying to reach. An operator will connect the call.

Housekeeping and Room Cleanliness
If the cleanliness of your room does not meet your expectations, please contact the housekeeping supervisor at ext. 2861 or 6489.

If the noise in your area is bothersome, contact the housekeeping supervisor at ext. 2861.

Wireless Internet
Patients and their guests can connect to the hospital's wireless internet using their personal devices by using the password "RWJ Guest."

Your Hospital Bed/Wheelchairs
Hospital beds are electrically operated. Your nurse will demonstrate how to adjust your bed for your comfort. In the interest of patient safety, please speak with the nurse before raising or lowering bed side rails. Fall injuries are more severe when patients attempt to climb between or over bed side rails. Also, please do not try to get in or out of a wheelchair by yourself. Call on staff for assistance; our nurses and escort staff are trained to assist patients with navigating entry and exit from beds and wheelchairs.