For Your Safety and Security
Only those medications prescribed by your Cardinal Hill Physician are permitted while you are in the hospital. If you are admitted from home, please bring with you all medications you have been taking so that they can be checked, and medications then will be ordered by your Cardinal Hill Physician and supplied from the hospital’s pharmacy.
You and your family will be instructed in the use of medications needed on an ongoing basis, and you will receive prescriptions for these at the time of discharge.
Alcohol and Drug Use
For your own health and safety and that of our other patients, use or possession of alcohol or of any drugs or medications not prescribed by a Cardinal Hill Physician is strictly prohibited. This includes the times when you are off hospital grounds.
Unauthorized use of alcohol or drugs may result in discharge from the hospital. Any patient exhibiting signs or symptoms consistent with alcohol and/or drug use may be requested to have blood drawn for testing. The attending or covering physician will be notified of the results, and the patient may be discharged at the Physician’s discretion. Refusal to undergo testing is also grounds for discharge.
While you are at Cardinal Hill, you may smoke only with approval from your physician. For the health of all, smoking is permitted only outside the building in designated areas.
Smoking while rolling in a wheelchair is not permitted. For some patients, unsupervised smoking may not be permitted. Tobacco products are not sold in the hospital.
Firearms and Other Weapons
Possession of firearms and other weapons by patients or visitors in the hospital or on hospital property is prohibited. Possession of firearm or weapon by a patient is grounds for immediate discharge.
For safety and protection of private property, the Hospital Engineering Department must test and tag all patient-owned electrical equipment (such as radios, tape players and shavers) before they are used.
Personal televisions, videocassette recorders and videotaping equipment are not permitted.
For safekeeping of cash or other property, a key to your bedside stand can be obtained from the Unit Clerk.
Lost and Found
If you or a visitor lose any item during your stay, contact the Human Resources Department at ext. 5397. Human Resources staff keep all lost and found articles and will assist in finding your item.
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
- 2050 Versailles Road Lexington, KY 40504
- 800.233.3260 | 859.254.5701
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