At Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, we thank you for trusting us with your care. We believe that communication is central to a good patient experience. Talk with your nurses and doctors about your care, needs, medicines, pain management, and discharge information. So many things affect your health, and we want to ensure we create the kind of healing environment you need and deserve. During your stay or visit, please let us know how we’re doing and if there is anything you need by speaking to a team member.
We are pleased to offer wireless internet services to our patients during their stay. Ask your nurse for login information.
All hospital employees and volunteers are required to wear picture identification badges. This helps ensure easy identification.
Food & Nutrition Services
Each day a Nutrition Services Representative will visit your room to review various menu options including your choice of an entree, side dishes, beverages, and dessert. Your meals will be brought to you in the morning between 7:00 am and 8:00 am, at lunch between 11:30 am and 12:00 noon, and dinner from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Light meals and snacks, depending on your diet restrictions, if any, are available by talking with your nurse.
Your diet, like your medications, treatments, and diagnostic tests, is prescribed by your physician. Regular, modified, and special diets are served with your health and welfare in mind according to your doctor’s orders.
Please check with the nursing staff before bringing any food or drinks into your room. Our dietary staff is here to help you with your nutritional needs, and your comments and suggestions are welcomed.
The hospital has a fabulous gift shop that is operated by the NRMC Auxiliary. The shop offers many items including gifts, cards, toiletries, jewelry, home goods, and more. Visit anytime between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Telephones are available in all patient rooms. For local calls, dial 9 followed by the number including the three-digit area code prefix. All long distance calls must be collect or billed to your home phone line and may be placed by dialing 0. The switchboard will then place the long-distance call. Pay phones are located in the hospital in numerous locations for visitor convenience.
Please leave valuables at home or send them home with family members. If this is not possible, you may store them in the hospital safe until your discharge from the hospital. The hospital is not responsible for money or other valuables kept in your room. Keep your dentures, eyeglasses and contact lenses in a bedside cabinet when you are not using them. A container for dentures will be provided for your convenience. The hospital is not responsible for breakage of such items.
Due to legal and quality assurance issues, all medications you receive while in the hospital must be dispensed through the hospital pharmacy and administered by a nurse. Do not bring medications from home.
No Smoking Policy
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is a Tobacco Free Campus. No tobacco products, including electronic devices, are allowed.
The Patient Advocate is the voice of the patient and family and works to enhance the quality of clinical care, clinical service, and clinical systems while ensuring patient safety. Patients and families may contact the patient advocate if they have concerns or suggestions for patient care improvements.
Pricing transparency is important to us. The link below is to a full listing of charges and services meant to meet a government requirement, and does not represent the totality of our efforts around price transparency and affordability, and cannot replace price estimations specific to each patient’s course of care. We encourage our patients to have one on one conversations with a patient account representative and call 318-214-4802 with questions about their individual costs for their medical needs. https://ptc.ipas360.net/nrmc