Services and Amenities at Deaconess
Hospital visits can be for joyous or stressful reasons. Discover the many services and amenities available to make your stay more comfortable.
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Deaconess' Religious Life Department offers prayer, counseling, and other spiritual services to all patients and their families. Chaplains are in-house and available to you during regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. After hours, an on-call chaplain is available for urgent calls and can be paged by your nurse. They can also provide you with information on advanced directives. Click for more information.
D-TV is the internal television station at Deaconess Hospital main campus. The television in each patient room will automatically turn to the D-TV channel each time you turn on the TV. To find the station again, simply flip to channel 76 on any hospital television. D-TV runs programs designed to help patients and visitors find the services they need during their hospital stay as well as learn about important health related topics. D-TV will expand to other Deaconess locations in the future.
Dining at Deaconess Hospital Main Campus:
The Garden Café
Hot meals, desserts, beverages.
Located on the first floor, near the main lobby of the hospital.
Open daily from 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The Coin Café
Vending machine area located on the 1st floor near the West Entrance and Human Resources.
Coffee, espressos and smoothies available.
Located in the main lobby.
Open daily from 6:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Located in the main lobby.
Sandwiches, salads, personal pizzas, fountain and bottled drinks.
Located in the Deaconess Physician Center on the 1st floor.
Open Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Deaconess Gateway Hospital:
Main Street Café
Hot meals, desserts, beverages.
Located on the first floor.
Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Across the hall from the Main Street Café and on each floor of the hospital.
Both hospitals operate a gift shop. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are accepted and in-house deliveries will be made with a minimum purchase of $20. Click on the links below to learn more.
Deaconess Hospital Main Campus: Presents 'N Posies Gifts and Flower Shop
Deaconess Gateway Hospital: Gateway Gift Shop
You may spend the night in a patient room on some inpatient units with the nurse’s permission. If you plan to sleep in the patient’s room, please ask the nurse for a pillow and blanket. Do not bring your own from home. This helps maintain a sanitary environment.
Deaconess has a Hospitality House at the main campus. Family members of patients may request to stay there. Call (812) 450-7200 between 6am and 10pm for more information or to reserve a room.
Deaconess has two patient-family suites. One on unit 5500, Medical Renal Care Center, and the other on unit 3500, Surgical Medical Care Center. Each suite offers a well-appointed patient room, a living room, kitchenette, guest bedroom, and guest bathroom with shower. The family member/guest pays $99 per night to stay in the suite. The patient is not charged extra. Call (812) 450-SUITE to learn more.
Staff members at the Information Desk can help you find a patient room number and directions to that room. They have maps of the hospital and a phone directory if needed. You can find the Information Desk near the main entrance of each hospital.
Deaconess Hospital main campus Information Desk is staffed every day from 6:30am – 8pm. The phone number is 450-2397.
Deaconess Gateway Information Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 5am to 8pm, and on weekends and holidays from 7am-8pm. The phone number is 842-4427.
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Parking at the Deaconess Hospital main campus and Deaconess Gateway campus is free. Handicapped parking is also available. For your convenience, members of the Security Department maintain a courtesy shuttle for guest, patient, and visitor use. If you would like a FREE ride from any parking lot to any building (or between buildings) on one of our hospital campuses, please call the phone number for your location:
Deaconess Hospital Main Campus – (812) 450-7500
Deaconess Gateway Hospital – (812) 842-3900
The Deaconess Family Pharmacy is located on the first floor of Deaconess Hospital main campus. Anyone with a Deaconess doctor or who was a Deaconess inpatient can use the pharmacy. This is a convenient way to fill prescriptions before leaving the hospital following discharge.
During an extended stay at the hospital, a beloved pet can make a patient feel more at home. Pet visitation is permitted at the Deaconess Hospital main campus location.
Deaconess uses a Room Service method to provide patients with their meals. Your nurse or another member of your care team will give you a menu once you are settled in your room. This menu will incorporate any dietary restrictions put in place by your doctor. This might include low salt or low sugar foods. Review your food and drink options on the menu and call the Diet office from the phone in your room when you are ready to place an order. Call 2290 from Deaconess Hospital. Call 3663 from Deaconess Gateway Hospital. We try our best to deliver your meal within 45 minutes of ordering.
Families and Guests: Patients are prescribed a diet by their physician according to their illness/condition. Please do not bring food to the patient unless their doctor has given permission.
Deaconess Hospital Main Campus and Deaconess Gateway Hospital have patient valuable safes available. Small personal items, like wallets, may be stored here. Other larger items, like purses, iPads, laptops, etc. should be sent home. Deaconess Hospital is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any personal belongings or valuables retained in patients’ possession or brought to patients while in the hospital. Additionally, any articles not claimed within thirty (30) days of discharge will be discarded.
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to a loved one.
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Smoking/Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death. In order to promote healthy living and safety for our visitors and staff, all Deaconess locations are tobacco free. This includes electronic cigarettes. Please refrain from using these products anywhere on Deaconess property. Are you interested in quitting smoking? Our smoking cessation program, Breath of Fresh Air
, is free and coaches you through the process of quitting.
"Thank you for not smoking on Deaconess property. You have helped us to accomplish a vision to improve the health of our community." - Cherona Hajewski, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
Visitation guidelines for Deaconess Hospital and Deaconess Gateway Hospital help create a safe, restorative, patient-centered environment. We ask all visitors to follow the rules below. Exceptions can be made for end-of-life and other special circumstances.
• General visiting hours are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day. • 1 to 2 designated “family members” may stay with the patient 24 hours per day. (Family is defined by each patient and their individual situation. One of the designated family members will be the person with lawful authority to make decisions on the patient’s behalf.)
• Children may visit on an inpatient unit during regular visiting hours when accompanied by an adult. Children must be supervised at all times by an adult who is not the patient.
• An overhead announcement reminding everyone that visiting hours are over will take place at 9 p.m. Shortly after the announcement, the remaining family members will be given a name tag/security pass.
• Anyone wishing to enter or exit the hospital after 10 p.m., must do so through the Emergency Department.
• Clergy or their assistants may visit at any time with patient/lawful representative permission unless restricted by the physician or while direct patient care is being performed.
Free WiFi is available for all patients and guests at Deaconess Hospital locations. Select Deaconess_Guest_Access as your network to connect.