What can Visitors Expect?
What can Patients Expect?
What should you bring? What should you expect before, during and after your surgery?
Lexington Medical Center is a Tobacco-Free Campus
Please be aware that Lexington Medical Center is a tobacco-free campus. Tobacco use is not permitted anywhere on hospital grounds.
Learn more about dining options we offer. Vending machines are also accessible in the lower level 24 hours a day.
Courtesy Phones & Computers
There are courtesy phones and computers with Internet access located in the alcove near the volunteer desk for your use. The phones located at the volunteer desk are used for communication with the nurses and physicians. Please limit use of these phones to one minute or you ask the volunteer to transfer the call to one of the courtesy phones. Cell phones are permitted; however, please place cell phones on vibrate.
Foods with Strong Aromas not Permitted in the Surgical Lobby
Foods with strong aromas are not permitted in the Surgical Lobby, out of consideration for our patients who cannot eat or drink prior to surgery. Crackers, pretzels and drinks are permitted.
Complimentary coffee is also available from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Courtesy — Keeping Surgical Lobby Area Quiet
In consideration of patients and other families, please keep the Surgical Lobby area quiet. Loud talking may be very stressful to patients or other families with serious conditions.
There are three consultation rooms that some physicians prefer to use for privacy issues when discussing patients’ surgery with their family.
A Chaplain is available upon your request.
Restrooms are out in the main atrium by the elevators. If you must leave the hospital, please notify our staff and leave your beeper here along with an emergency contact number. Please come to the desk if you have questions.
One Person May Accompany Patient to Pre-op Area
One person may accompany the patient to pre-op for initial preparation. Once the patient is ready, two people at a time will be escorted to pre-op.
PACU — Post Anesthesia Care Unit
After the surgery, the operating room physician will come out to the Surgical Lobby/conference room to speak with family and/or friends. At this time, the patient will be going to PACU and will usually require 1.5 to 2 hours to recover. Family and/or friends will be notified when outpatient recovery or a hospital room is assigned.