A telecommunications device is available to help hearing impaired patients, or patients who want to communicate with a hearing impaired relative or friend. We can also arrange to have a person who uses sign language to help hearing impaired or deaf patients.
We can provide an interpreter for a number of foreign languages. If you need an interpreter, please ask a nurse for help.
Studies show that music and imagery can help reduce pain,decrease stress and anxiety, and help improve sleep. HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center offers a variety of music and imagery tapes and equipment. We also have continuous music channels on our televisions. Please ask your nurse about these services.
A notary is available for patients free of charge. Your nurse can assist you in locating a notary on our hospital campus.