Patient Information

Rooms

Patient rooms at Texoma Medical Center are private, comfortable sanctuaries where you can rest and recover from your illness.

Bed Controls

Your hospital bed is electronically operated. If you have questions about how to operate it, please ask your nurse.

Nurse Call Button

A button to call for assistance is located on or near your bed. The call button beeps at the nurse’s station where a team member will respond to your call. An emergency pull cord is located in your bathroom.

Room Temperature

All rooms are centrally heated and air-conditioned. If your room is too warm or too cool, please tell your nurse.

Meals

Patients are treated to a wide variety of delicious and healthy food options through our At Your Request–Room Service Dining®. Just pick up the phone, dial extension 2000 and order your meal from the menu provided in your room. Within 45 minutes, your order will delivered directly to you. The system lets us know if your doctor has ordered and specific diet restrictions, and we will be happy to help you make an alternative selection. At Your Request–Room Service Dining is available daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Visitors who would like to join you for a meal can stop in the café to purchase a Guest Ticket voucher for $6.00. Then, they can order their a meal with you for delivery to your room. A voucher will be required for tray delivery. Orders may be placed from outside the hospital by calling (903) 416-2000.

Housekeeping/Linens

Environmental services will clean your room daily. However, should you need additional cleaning, please alert your nurse.

On the average, 2.5 gallons of water are used to clean each pound of hospital laundry. If your bed linens become soiled or if you'd just prefer to have fresh linens, please tell your nurse. Otherwise, we're making your hospital greener by washing your bed linens only when they need it.

Telephones

All rooms (except in the Intensive Care Unit and the TMC Behavioral Health Center) are equipped with telephones at no extra charge. Callers may dial you directly at TMC's main campus by dialing (903) 416-4 plus your three digit room number. Direct dial calls bypass the hospital switchboard.

If you are a patient at TMC’s Reba McEntire Center for Rehabilitation, callers may reach you by calling (903) 416-1 plus your room number. At Reba’s Ranch House, callers may reach guests on the direct line number on the phone in each room; in after-hours emergencies from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., dial 0 for a TMC operator.

If you have a hearing impairment, you may request a volume-control telephone or a special telecommunications device (TDD).

Television

TMC provides free television service in all patient rooms on flat-paneled sets.

Services and Conveniences

Wi-Fi Hotspots

TMC and the Reba McEntire Center for Rehabilitation offer patients and visitors complimentary wireless access to the Internet. All you need is a wireless device (laptop, tablet, PDA, etc.) to surf the net or check your email. Wireless access is provided free of charge and is available almost everywhere within these two locations.

Mail

TMC patients may receive mail in care of Texoma Medical Center, P.O. Box 890, Denison, TX 75021-0890. You may give stamped, outgoing mail to your nurse or a hospital volunteer. Stamps and writing materials are available in the TMC Gift Shop.

Newspaper Deliveries

TMC Volunteers provide patients with a local morning newspaper. During the weekday, they are delivered by a member of our Administrative Team. On Sunday, the paper is delivered with the breakfast tray.

ATM

There are two Automated Teller Machines on the first floor of the main campus. One is located by the TMC Emergency Department near the vending machines and the other is near the public restrooms across from the Conference Center and west of the Cafe.

Gift Shop/Flowers

The TMC Gift Shop, located on the first level near the north entrance, is open Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–8 p.m. and weekends 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Gift Shop offers gifts and greeting cards, toiletries and sundries, plants, fresh and silk flowers and used books. Hot and cold sandwiches, drinks and snacks are also available in the Gift Shop. For your convenience the Gift Shop accepts cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and debit cards.

Interpreters

TMC Case Management can provide a list of foreign language interpreters during regular business hours at (903) 416-4475.

Going Home

Discharge

Download a copy of our handy Discharge Planning Guide now so that you'll be ready to discuss your needs with your discharge planner once you leave the hospital. A copy will also be provided to you during the admission process.

When your physician decides you are ready to go home, he or she will write a discharge order and inform the nursing team. Your physician or nurse will give you complete instructions about your diet, activity level and medications. If you have any questions, please ask. It is vital that you understand what to do and what not to do once you are home.

Please make arrangements with a family member or friend to help you with transportation home.

Be sure to double-check all areas of your room for personal belongings. When you are ready to leave your room, please tell your nurse, who will arrange a wheelchair escort to the hospital entrance. Your family member or friend may want to have the car waiting in the short term parking zone that is reserved at the entrance for patient loading.

Social Work Services

Case Managers at TMC can assist you with arrangements you will need once you go home from the hospital. They may also help you access information related to financial arrangements, alternative housing, legal services, support groups and other community resources.

Medical Equipment for Home

Medical equipment such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, bathroom safety aids, oxygen therapy equipment and other supplies are available through TMC Medical Supply. For more information on rentals or purchases, call (903) 416-5555.

Security and Safety

Preventing Falls

Lying down for long periods of time can make anyone feel woozy; Always sit up in bed for several minutes before trying to stand. If you feel dizzy or weak, call your nurse for help. Never try to lower or climb over the side rails of your bed. If you need assistance, please call your nurse.

Oxygen Use

Oxygen is extremely combustible. Please notify your nurse before using any electrical appliances you have brought with you. Smoking is not permitted.

Fire Drills

For your protection, TMC facilities conduct regular fire drills. If you hear an alarm sound, please remain in your room. In the event of an emergency, TMC staff will assist you.

Electric Appliances

Healthcare regulations require that we comply with strict rules on grounding electrical appliances. Please help us meet these standards by restricting the use of electrical appliances in your room. You are welcome to use electric shavers, curling irons or blow dryers, however please notify your nurse before using them.

Copies of medical records can be obtained through the TMC Health Information Management (HIM) Department.
When patients are admitted to the hospital, they are asked if they have an Advance Care Directive, more commonly known as a living will.
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Texoma Medical Center is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.     

Texoma Medical Center
5016 South US Highway 75
Denison, TX 75020
(903) 416-4000

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