All patient rooms at Indiana University Health North Hospital were designed with the same level of finishes and comforts, including vinyl wood flooring, shades and draperies, home-like amenities and spaces for family stays. To help customize the room to individual needs, patients are able to control the amount of light and temperature in the room.
Medical equipment is easily accessible and hidden behind wooden cabinetry, to provide a more peaceful environment for patients and a more efficient work environment for their caregivers.
Our patient rooms are universal, allowing patients to remain in the same room throughout their hospital stay, rather than moving to different rooms when their health care needs change. For your safety and convenience, there is a call light located at the bedside and bathroom.
Patients want to be surrounded by their family and friends in an environment that is warm and inviting. IU Health North Hospital offers 24 hour visitation, so your guests can stay for as long as you feel comfortable.
All adult patient rooms have private baths with vanities and showers. All pediatric rooms have private baths with the exception of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Parents and family members staying in the NICU will be directed to bathroom facilities in private waiting areas.
We know that in order to get better as quickly as possible, it is important to incorporate family into the healing process. That's why all patient rooms at IU Health North Hospital allow for family members to stay with you during your stay.
Chairs that fold out to single beds are available in each adult patient room. Family members are welcome to stay in a room overnight. Blankets and pillows are available.
Daybeds are available in each pediatric room. Parents or caregivers are welcome to stay in a child's room overnight. Blankets and pillows are available.
In order to provide standards for the maintenance of patient safety while promoting the philosophy of family-centered care at IU Health North Hospital we have developed a co-sleeping policy for pediatric patients. ''Co-Sleeping" means any other person on/in the inpatient bed assigned to a patient.
In an effort to reduce mortality risks related to infants and young children, it is IU Health North Hospital's policy that no child under the age of one will be allowed to co-sleep in a bed with an adult. All children in this age range will be placed in a crib, bassinet or isolette. Children that are able to stand in the crib will be placed in one with a bubble top.
In addition, all children under the age of four years or with the ability to climb may require a bubble top crib to prevent falls unless the parent has chosen co-sleeping. All patients above the age of four years will be assigned to an adult bed unless there is a past history of behavior that warrants special modifications for safety or parental concern.
No toys are allowed tied across the beds/cribs. If a parent requests to co-sleep with their child, they will need to sign a release from responsibility form prior to this happening.
If you have any question about the co-sleeping policy, please ask a member of your care team.
We offer appetizing, nutritious meals via room service, which means meals are served on trays and delivered to the bedside upon request. Your meal can be ordered following the instructions on the menu which is located at your bedside, or by pressing the DINING speed dial button located on the in-room phone.
If you are on a special diet, you may request that a clinical dietitian explain your diet choices to you.
If your guests want to eat with you in your room, a guest meal tray may be purchased. The cost of the guest meal trays can be paid for at the time of delivery. Please note that guest meals are not covered by insurance.
Your guests may also visit Atrio, the gourmet restaurant at IU Health North Hospital, which is located in the north end of the Grand Atrium.
All patient rooms at IU Health North Hospital have flat-screen TVs, DVD players and a wide variety of channels are available for viewing at no charge. Patients and guests are encouraged to bring DVD movies to watch.
Internet access, computer games and radio channels are available to patients free of charge.
A member of our environmental services department will clean your room daily, however housekeeping is available 24 hours a day. If your room is in need of additional housekeeping attention, please let a member of your care team know.
Our protective services department is open 24 hours a day seven days a week. Protective services officers monitor surveillance cameras that survey the hospital and parking lots, and watch for security, fire and weather alarms and emergencies.
Protective services officers are also available to escort guests to and from their vehicles. All protective services officers are friendly, helpful and tactful in implementing established security protocols.
All rooms at IU Health North Hospital are equipped with telephones. Local calls are available to patients free of charge. To make local calls from your bedside, dial "9" and wait for an outside dial tone. All long distance calls must be placed by dialing "9,0" and putting the call on a credit card. You will be responsible for long distance calls.
Patient room phones accept inbound calls from 7 am - 9 pm
A telecommunications device known as a TTY/TDD for the hearing impaired is also available for bedside use. Ask a member of your health care team to arrange for this service. If you are a guest or visitor and need to use this device please notify a guest relations associate.
Playroom and Activity Area
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North has two activity rooms, a toddler/school room and a teen room. Each of these provides a safe place for patients to "get away."
The activity room offers play which can allow freedom of choice, normalization, socialization, diversion and a chance to have fun. Siblings are invited to attend with the patient after a health screen has been completed.
At this time, the playrooms and activity areas are for patients only.
IU Health North Hospital has a large list of movies available for patients to borrow, free of charge.
If you are interested in borrowing a movie, please let your nurse know, or call the Welcome Desk at 317.688.2042.