Your Accommodations

Your Room

Your room assignment at CHRISTUS Health is based upon your admitting diagnosis and the bed availability on the day of your admission.

You may receive a private room depending on the number of rooms available. We do not have designated private rooms in the Medical/Surgical Unit.

Your Hospital Bed

Hospital beds are electrically operated, and your nurse will show you how to work your bed properly. Your hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home. Bedside rails are for your protection. They may be raised at night or during the day if you’re resting, recovering from surgery, or taking certain medications.

Your Room Temperature

All rooms in the hospital are centrally heated and air conditioned. If your room temperature is not comfortable, please notify the nursing staff.

Calling Your Nurse

A button to call your nurse is located on the remote control at your bedside. When you press the button, the nurses station is alerted that you need assistance, and a light flashes on above your door. A staff member will respond to your signal as soon as possible.


Color television sets are provided free of charge in each room. Please be considerate of other patients by playing TV sets softly and by turning off your set at bedtime.


Telephones are provided in each room. Patients may receive calls in their rooms from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Local calls may be made at any time by dialing 9 and the number.

Long distance and toll calls can be made at any time by dialing “0”. Long distance calls cannot be charged to your room. You can make a credit card call or charge a long distance call back to your home number.

Your family and friends can call you in your room by dialing 439-6 and your room number. For example, to call room 340, dial 575-439-6340.

You may call the hospital operator by dialing “0” at any time for assistance.

Leaving the Unit

If you want to leave the unit, please check first at the nurses station to make sure your doctor has given approval and to let the staff know where you can be reached. It is important to stay in your room until your doctor has made rounds and treatments have been completed.