Allenmore offers a number of amenities in order to help our patients and their visitors be as comfortable as possible.
Your room assignment is based on your diagnosis and the bed availability on the day of your admission. We try to accommodate all patients' needs. Please speak to your nurse if there are concerns about your room assignment.
Your Hospital Bed
Hospital beds are electrically operated. The staff will show you how to work your bed properly. Your hospital bed is probably higher and narrower than your bed at home, and includes bedside rails for your protection. The rails may be raised for your safety or at your request, if you're resting, recovering from surgery or taking certain medications.
Calling Your Nurse
An electronic button to call your nurse is located at your bedside. When you press the button, the nursing station is alerted that you need assistance and a light flashes above your door. A staff member may talk to you via intercom and will respond to your request as soon as possible.
Your pain relief is a top priority for us, and our health care teams continuously check for signs and symptoms of pain. We will ask you to rate your pain on a scale of 0 - 10 and ask what your wishes are around pain relief. Some patients are unable to communicate verbally or describe their pain and may show discomfort with facial expression or grimacing. If you believe your loved one is in pain, please inform the RN coordinating his/her care.
All rooms in the hospital are centrally heated and air-conditioned. If your room temperature is not comfortable, please notify the nursing staff. A thermostat is located in each room for your personal comfort. If you are sharing a room, please be considerate of others when adjusting thermostats.
Telephones are provided in each inpatient room. Phone use may be restricted in the intensive care unit. Patients may receive calls in their rooms from 7am to 8pm unless alternate arrangements have been made through the operator. Local calls may be made at any time from the room by dialing 9 and the number. Long distance and toll calls can be made at any time by dialing 9 and then 0 and then the number. 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 the main hospital number, 253-459-6633, and asking the operator to connect the call.
TVs with cable are provided free of charge in each room, except in the intensive care unit. We ask that you keep the volume low and turn off your television at bedtime so that others may sleep.
An ATM is located on the first floor. It is associated with Columbia Bank.
The cafeteria at Allenmore Hospital is located on the basement level and is open:
Monday through Friday
Breakfast 6:30 to 10am
Lunch/Dinner 11:15am to 6:30pm
Saturday through Sunday
Continental Breakfast 6:30 to 10am
Lunch 11:15am to 1:30pm
Through Pastoral Care, all patients and families can meet with a non-denominational hospital chaplain for counseling and spiritual support. If you would like a Pastoral Care visit, please ask your nurse to contact the chaplain. Your own clergy is always welcome to visit you at any time. A non-denominational meditation room is located on the second floor, next to the family and visitor waiting room.
Volunteers will deliver flowers to patient rooms. Please keep in mind the majority of inpatient rooms are double occupancy. Large plants and floral arrangements may be difficult to accommodate.
The Information Desk is located at the first floor main entrance and lobby. Staff and volunteers are available to help locate patients, staff and departments. Information about buses, taxis, and other transportation is available. They also will locate and/or provide wheelchairs if needed.
Free, wireless Internet access is available for use throughout the hospital. You must accept MultiCare's terms and conditions for use before being able to connect. Open a browser window from your computer, tablet or mobile device in order to read and accept these terms.
Volunteers deliver letters and packages for patients each morning. Letters and parcels that arrive after you have been discharged will be forwarded to your home. Outgoing mail may be deposited in the mail drop box at the Information Desk in the main lobby.
Newspapers are provided and delivered to the clinics, waiting areas and the inpatient nurses' stations. Please let your nurse or unit secretary know if you would like a newspaper.
We work very hard to provide nutritious meals that are prepared according to your doctor's orders. Patients are served breakfast between 8:15 and 8:30am, lunch between 12:15 and 12:30pm, and dinner between 5:15 and 5:30pm.
If you are scheduled for a special test or treatment, your meal may be delayed. When you return, we would be happy to get a meal for you. A diet assistant will bring you a menu so you may order your meals for the next day. If you have difficulty making a menu selection, the diet assistant will be happy to help you. If you are on special diet prescribed by your doctor, some items may be substituted. If a family member or friend would like to eat in your room with you, they may purchase a “to go” meal in the cafeteria and take it back to your room.
Free parking is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the designated sections. Please be sure to lock your car. If for some reason you need assistance with your vehicle, please use the courtesy phone or ask staff to call the Security Department.
We are proud that Allenmore Hospital is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the hospital and on hospital grounds for the protection of our patients and staff.
Vending machines for snacks and beverages are located by the cafeteria and Emergency Department entrance and are available 24 hours a day.