Patient Guide

At Stanislaus Surgical Hospital we take great pride in providing our patients with the best possible medical care. It is our intention to make our patients stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Within this guide you will find information regarding admissions, amenities during your stay, what to expect at discharge from the hospital, financial and insurance information, and safety regulations and guidelines.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and have tried to create an environment unlike any other hospital you may have experienced. We know that your visit to the hospital can be a concern to you and we have tried to do everything possible to meet your every need. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask an employee for assistance. We are all here to assist and serve you in any way we can.


Regardless of the surgery, you’ll have questions. The most often asked question is, “What do I need to do?” Do not drink or eat anything after midnight (including water) unless otherwise directed by your physician, or your surgery may be canceled. If you are taking medication, please check with your doctor for per-surgery instructions.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is easy for changing. Be sure to shower or bathe the morning before surgery (this will minimize the risk of infection). Call your physician if you develop a cold, fever or show any signs of illness.
Leave all valuables at home, including jewelry, contact lenses, credit cards and large sums of money. Please understand that for your safety, all patients must be accompanied by a responsible adult to drive them home. A parent or a legal guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 and remain in the facility at all times.
Make arrangements for transportation to and from the hospital, as well as for someone to be at home to take care of you.
If any problems develop after you return home, contact your physician immediately.
Stanislaus Surgical Hospital’s admissions system is designed to be smooth and efficient, allowing you to go quickly to your room and relax. After you arrive, you will be interviewed by admitting personnel and an admitting nurse. This interview provides our healthcare team with vital information to ensure continuity in your medical treatment. Your cooperation in providing this information will help us provide you with the best care possible.

Advance Directives

On the day of surgery, you should plan to arrive at Stanislaus Surgical Hospital as instructed by your physician. When you arrive at the Hospital, our receptionist will greet and escort you to the private Admitting Office to complete the necessary paperwork. You will then be escorted to the Pre-Operative area where a Nurse will prepare you for surgery.
Your family and friends are welcome to wait comfortably in our lobby until you are ready to be discharged. If you will be staying with us as an inpatient, your family or friends are welcome to wait for you in the second floor inpatient waiting area. Visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. and for the comfort of our patients we ask that you please limit the number of visitors to two per patient at a given time.