At Gibson General Hospital, we know that entering the hospital can be a stressful event for patients and their families. Our healthcare team is ready and here to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our goal is to not just meet, but to exceed your expectations from the moment you arrive at Gibson General and throughout your stay.
When You Arrive
On the day of admission, you'll come directly to the Admitting/Registration Desk on the hospital’s third floor.
What you need to bring with you:
- A photo ID showing your name, address and date of birth
- Current medical insurance information/cards
- Physician orders or any pertinent information related to your visit
- Do not bring valuables such as jewelry, watches or a large amount of cash. The Hospital is not responsible for lost or stolen property.
Your admission was requested by your physician, who is a member of the hospital medical staff. During the admission process, you will be asked several questions by our staff. Please be patient while we ask you all of the questions as this information is necessary and we appreciate your cooperation as we work together as a team to make your stay as effective and comfortable as possible.
You will be given a wristband that displays your name and admission number. This admission number is very important to all hospital personnel.
After registration, a member of our staff will escort you to your room.
Consent Forms and Interpreter Services
Permission for treatment and surgeries must be signed by each patient or by next of kin. Parents or guardians must sign for minors. For non-English speaking patients, Gibson General Hospital provides an interpreter through a third-party service, whenever possible. For information about interpreter services, you may ask a member of our admitting or nursing staff.
Gibson General Hospital supports the right of a patient to exercise responsibility in the healthcare decision-making process. Federal law mandates that all adult patients admitted to Gibson General Hospital will be given information regarding current Advance Healthcare Directive for personal review. Hospital employees are not permitted to witness in writing the execution of an advance directive, nor are they permitted to discuss with a patient or a patient’s family/friends issues or concerns beyond hospital policy or medical terminology.
If you did not bring your medications taken at home, have a family member bring them as soon as possible. We will make a list for your chart and have your nurse send them home with your family. Please do not take any of your own medications while in the hospital.
You may receive a telephone call from our staff prior to your visit to pre-register you for your appointment. For all procedures other than rehabilitation, you should report to the admitting office located in the third floor lobby.
For more information, please contact our Admitting Department by calling 812-385-9225.