Hospital Services

Southern Ocean Medical Center is proud to offer the following amenities to our patients and families.

Our goal is to make your stay as comfortable as possible, so please let any member of our staff if we can be of assistance!

Food & Beverage

Patient Food Service
Food service is available from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m and again 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.. You and your visitors may also enjoy snacks from any of the guest pantries on the floor. Dieticians are on duty from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and are available for off-hours if needed.

Our Food and Nutrition Services team members play an important role in your recovery and continued good health by making sure the nutritional requirements from your physician are being met.

Each morning, you will receive a menu on your breakfast tray that allows you to choose what food you would like to eat for the following day's breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A nutrition technician will pick up your menu each day. You may also request delivery of a guest tray.

Sometimes a medical procedure will require that you fast or consume only clear liquids. In these cases, or if you are on a special diet, your food choices may be limited. If you have questions about your food choices, please ask to speak with the dietician.

Please do not accept food from home unless you have first checked with your physician or the Food and Nutrition Services team. 


Chapel

The Chapel is located on the first floor in the main lobby. There is a chapel office next to the chapel that can be used for family meetings. It is open at all times to patients and visitors of all faiths. Additionally, our Pastoral Care Department identifies and responds to the spiritual needs of our patients, their families, and staff. 

To request a visit from the chaplain or another member of the Pastoral Care team, ask your nurse to page Pastoral Care.


Gift Shop

The Boosters Auxiliary and Hospital volunteers operate the Bird Cage Gift Shop located just off the front lobby of the Hospital. The shop features a wide variety of gift items such as specialty gifts, cards, snacks, books, balloons, and flower arrangements. The Gift Shop can be contacting at 609-597-6011 x2085.

The Gift Shop is open everyday from 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Mail, Packages, & Flowers

Any deliveries will be brought directly to your room. Mail received after discharge will be forwarded to your home. Please give any outgoing mail to your nurse.


Notary Public

Services are available by appointment. Contact Guest Relations for more information.


Patient Rooms

The room that you are in allows us to provide the best care possible to fit your medical needs. If there is a change in your condition that requires a different type of care, we may need to move you to another room. Please speak with your nurse if you have any concerns or questions about possible room relocations.

Private Rooms
We know that if given a choice, most patients would prefer a private room. While there are a limited number of private rooms at Southern Ocean Medical Center, most of the rooms are semi-private or shared rooms.

At any time during your stay with us, you may request a private room. We will make every effort to accommodate that request, but please note that private rooms cost more than semi-private rooms and insurance companies may not pay the difference.

Room Cleaning
Your room and bathroom will be cleaned and trash emptied on a daily basis. If you need additional cleaning service, contact our Environmental Services staff or alert your nurse.

 

Telephones

For your convenience, a telephone is provided in each room.  You can receive incoming phone calls from outside the Medical Center, dial in-house hospital extensions, and dial local calls free of charge.

Calls outside the local area must be placed through the operator and the patient will be charged for long distance calls.

  • Local calls - dial "9" plus the phone number.  Do not use "1" or "0" first.
  • Calls outside 609 area code - dial "0" for operator.
  • Calls within the Medical Center - dial the four digit number or dial "0" for an operator.
  • Phone problems - notify your nurse.      

Cellular Phones
While cell phone use is permitted, for the comfort of our patients at Southern Ocean Medical Center, we ask that usage be limited to lobby areas, the cafeteria, and outside the Medical Center. Please refrain from using cell phones in patient rooms, waiting areas, elevators, and other areas that might disrupt other patients. To call a cell phone from your room phone, call "0" for an operator to connect you.


Television

A remote-controlled television is provided in each room free of charge.

Patients televisions can be adapted to allow closed-captioned viewing upon request. For assistance or to report any problems, please contact Guest Relations.


WiFi / Internet Access

WiFi is available throughout the Medical Center, and guests are able to access this service via a personal computer. Please note this is a public wireless access system and should not be used to transmit or access secure information. In addition, you will find certain Web sites are blocked by the Medical Center for policy reasons.