INTERNET

Hardin Medical Center (HMC) is committed to meeting the needs of its patients. As a courtesy, HMC provides complimentary internet access to allow patients and families to stay in touch and keep up with work during their time at HMC. To read the full Internet Usage Disclaimer please click here.

SMOKING

Because we care about the health and safety of our patients and staff, Hardin Medical Center has been declared a “SMOKE-FREE FACILITY." Smoking is not allowed in the building and is discouraged at the entrances to the facility. Please do not smoke in your room or in any other area of the hospital. A physician’s order is required prior to allowing patients to smoke. Visitors are allowed to smoke in the shelter at the rear of the facility. Visitors should not leave the facility to smoke from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The facility is locked during this time period for security purposes.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

If a patient on a medical/surgical unit or following childbirth is in a private room, an adult family member or visitor may stay with the patient during the night. Fold-out sleeping chairs are available in most private rooms for the overnight stay. If the patient is a child (ages 0-12), a parent or adult guardian must remain with the child at all times, never leaving them unattended during their hospitalization.

VISITOR DINING

All visitors are invited to eat in our cafeteria. Vending machines for drinks are located on each floor and a snack machine on the 2nd Floor. The cafeteria is open during the following hours:

Breakfast 6:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Lunch 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Dinner 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

In some situations, a visitor must stay with a patient and may need a guest tray. Please ask the nurse for this consideration. For today's menu please dial 8099.

CLERGY

We encourage clergy of all denominations to visit members of their congregations who are being cared for at Hardin Medical Center. A chaplain is also available to visit with you. If you wish to see a member of the clergy, please ask the nursing staff, or the Service Excellence Director at extension 8383. If you prefer not to be visited, please let the nursing staff know.

VISITING HOURS

We encourage visits from family and friends when permitted by your physician. Suggested visiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to give you the best advantage of visits and to be certain you receive the rest and treatment you need.

GIFT SHOP

The Hospital Auxiliary operates a gift shop located in the main lobby. The gift shop carries a wide selection of gifts, cards, balloons, newspapers, and snacks. The Auxiliary uses proceeds from its sales to benefit the hospital in special projects and to provide scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The normal operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gift shop may operate at different hours for some time periods during the year.