During your stay at an Atlantic Health System hospital, we aim to offer all the comforts of home for you and your visitors, including the following:
All patient rooms are equipped with a bedside telephone.
At Morristown and Overlook medical centers, all telephones have access to free local and domestic long distance calls.
At Newton Medical Center, if you wish to have telephone service activated, please inform your nursing unit representative when you arrive. Your telephone service will begin shortly thereafter and may be discontinued at any time, upon your request. When using your telephone service, for local calls please dial 9 + 1 + area code + telephone number. For long distance calls, please dial 9 + 0 + area code + telephone number and charge to your home phone, calling card or call collect.
Library and Periodicals Service
At Morristown Medical Center, volunteers deliver the Daily Record free of charge to patients daily. The Star-Ledger, The New York Times and USA Today are available for purchase in the Mo’Town Café.
At Newton Medical Center, volunteers deliver the NJ Herald free of charge to patients daily.
Morristown Medical Center’s Medical Library offers reading materials and the Consumer Library Information Prescription (CLIP), which provides printed materials prepared by a medical librarian based on search requests.
Patients of Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Rehabilitation may request salon services by appointments only, with permission from a physician or nurse. Patients are required to pay at the time of the service. Please see your unit representative for details.
Patients can request teletypewriters (TTY machines) from floor nurses for use in their rooms.
Atlantic Health System’s Patient Relations Departments offers a variety of services on a 24/7 basis to ensure effective communication between patients and caregivers. All hospital departments are outfitted with language interpretation phones for limited English proficiency patients. In addition, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters are available via video conference for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. Live, on-site ASL interpreters can be requested, if needed, through Patient Relations.
Our medical centers offer TV sets for entertainment and comforts of home. Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center also offer numerous hospital-provided education programs on a large variety of conditions, surgeries and medical situations through the Patient Video Education Service.
Headphones and closed caption viewing are available. Please be aware of your television’s volume at all times in an effort to promote a healing culture for all. We encourage the use of headphones after 11:00pm.
Pain Management and Medications
During your hospitalization, you will frequently be asked about your pain. Our staff wants to ensure that your pain is controlled, and we partner with you to monitor and control your pain. When new medications are introduced, we will review what the medication is for, any possible side effects and note the medication on your patient itinerary.