• Patient & Visitor Information

  • St. Mary-Corwin believes that the best health care is designed with you in mind. We work hard to provide you with resources and solutions for every step in your health journey. And because the best health care is prevention, we put as much emphasis on helping keep you well as we do on getting you well. Learn more about the following services and amenities:

  • Keep Loved Ones Connected

    CarePages and CaringBridge both provide free, private, personalized Web pages to patients and their families. These sites can help you stay in touch before, during and after a hospital stay, or anytime.

    Both services provide an easy way for friends and loved ones to respond with messages of emotional support. You can share information, photos, visiting hours and relay information when the time is right for you. Friends and loved ones can visit your patient web page and be kept up-to-date on your condition.

    Check them out today!

    CarePages     CaringBridge

    If you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, be sure to visit the Cherry Blossom Gift Shop in the new main entrance of the hospital. We offer a large selection of flowers, cards, snacks and unique gifts at reasonable prices, so treat a friend or treat yourself! For your convenience, you can easily access the gift shop by using the free valet parking service at the new main entrance.

    The gift shop is operated by our dedicated volunteers, and all profits are donated back to the hospital and used to benefit our patients. The gift shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To contact the gift shop, call 719-557-5684. If you are interested in volunteering at the gift shop, call 719-557-5680. 
    The Resale Shop at St. Mary-Corwin offers a variety of new and gently used merchandise at great prices, and is staffed by the dedicated volunteers. All proceeds from the resale shop go directly back to the hospital to benefit programs that aid in the comfort and well being of our patients. We accept donations of gently used clothing, toys, books and other miscellaneous items. If you have questions regarding the acceptance of any items, call 719-557-5498.

    The Resale Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3:30 pm. It is  located on the ground level of the hospital, at the North employee entrance. If you are interested in volunteering at the Resale Shop, call 719-557-5680.
    St. Mary-Corwin and all Centura Health facilities are prepared should there be a need to accommodate the hearing-impaired and others in need of language interpretation services. All Centura health facilities use a system called My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter (MARTTI), a real-time video-based interpreter for the hearing impaired. When a patient signs in American Sign Language, MARTTI uses a web cam with a real-time live interpreter to translate the sign language, and interpret in verbal English to the health care provider. Conversely, MARTTI can hear verbal English words spoken anywhere in the room and interpret in American Sign Language displayed on a screen for the patient to read. This gives a provider the convenience of real-time communication with the patient. In addition to sign language, MARTTI can help interpret 140 different languages!
     
    The MARTTI system saves precious time in treating hearing impaired patients or providing needed communication between patients and their loved ones. Currently, St. Mary-Corwin has two MARTTI systems; one in the ER and the other in PBX. For more information about MARTTI, contact the patient representative at 719-557-4697.

    At Your Request Room Service

    At Your Request Room Service allows you to choose what meal you want, when you want it. The At Your Request Room Service operators will assist you with making appropriate diet choices. After your physician has prescribed your diet, you are welcome to order meals during the hours of 7 am to 6:30 pm. Your meal will be prepared to order, and delivered to your bedside within 45 minutes.

    Family members or friends who would like to call in and assist their loved one with meal selections may order from outside the hospital by calling 719-557-4000, or by dialing F-O-O-D (3663) from within the hospital.  If a family member or friend wishes to dine with you, they may request a guest tray. A guest voucher may be purchased in the Corwin Café, Corwin's Best Coffee Bar or Cherry Blossom Gift Shop for only $5. 

    Vending machines are located throughout the hospital.

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    Diabetes Education Involves Healthy Nutrition Choices

    St. Mary-Corwin's Diabetes Services department is committed to providing education and support to patients and families about how to best manage their disease. Diabetes education and nutrition services offer the following:

    • Ongoing diabetes education classes that provide patients and families with information on establishing a healthy diet, exercise, good skin care, appropriate use of medication and numerous other tips on improving overall health.
    • Class instructors include registered dietitians, certified diabetes educators, nurses, exercise physiologists and behavioral health professionals.
    • For information and registration, call 719-557-5955 or 719-557-4982.
    • Medical Nutrition Therapy(MNT) is available to Medicare beneficiaries with Diabetes Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes and Non-Dialysis Kidney Disease on an outpatient basis. The MNT benefit consists of nutrition assessment, intervention, reassessment and follow-up interventions with a Registered Dietitian. For more information, call 719-557-4982.
    • A physician referral is required to receive education.

    Cardiac Nutrition

    Wish you knew how to eat healthy for your heart? Learn how to spice up your meals with tasty, heart healthy tips that everyone can enjoy! Come to our free, monthly cardiac nutrition class that is taught by a registered dietitian. Community members, patients and associates are welcomed. Please call 719-557-5374 or 719-557-5417 to learn more about this class.

    Outpatient Nutrition Education

    Discover the many benefits of good nutritional practices with outpatient nutrition education. Receive personalized, one-on-one counseling to help you take control of your health. Here is a sampling of the many counseling options: 

    • Lap-Band Surgery:  Eating for Life
    • Celiac:  Navigating the Gluten-Free Maze
    • Cardiac:  Tasty Heart Healthy Choices
    • Childhood:  Building the Foundation for Good Nutrition

    Outpatient education is available with a physician referral.  For more information, call 719-557-5374.

    Promoting Wellness Through Healthy Eating

    Nutrition Services at St. Mary-Corwin is dedicated to enhancing the overall health and well being of our patients, associates and the community.  We offer a variety of educational programs, as well as individual nutrition counseling. The Corwin Café and Corwin's Best Coffee Bar offer nutritious and tasty menus to choose from.  Look for symbols next to food items to denote health choice selections:

    Corwin Café

    The Cowin Café is located on the first floor of the East building, and provides breakfast, lunch and dinner for patients families, visitors and associates of St. Mary-Corwin. The café serves breakfast from 6:30 am to 10 am; lunch from 11 am to 1:30 pm; and dinner from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Monday through Friday. On weekends, breakfast begins at 7:30 am. 

    Corwin's Best Coffee Bar

    Corwin's Best Coffee Bar, located in the new main lobby at St. Mary-Corwin, offers'Seattle's Best' coffee which is a product line of Starbucks. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 am to 7 pm. The Coffee Baralso serves grab-and-go items such as sandwiches, salads, soups, muffins and other pastries daily. With a wide variety of espresso drinks, coffee alternatives and other cold beverages, Corwin's Best is sure to offer something for everyone! 

    Free Valet Parking Service
    At St. Mary-Corwin, your safety is important to us. Free valet parking is available for patients and visitors at the West entrance, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

    For patients and visitors to the hospital after hours, please consider these safety precautions:

    • Members of our security team are available to escort you to and/or from your vehicle.
    • Please be sure to lock your car and secure valuable items. 
    • Patients who are scheduled for procedures in the evening, or if you are scheduled to admit for procedures early in the morning, please park in the drive-thru and leave your keys with security. Security will then pass the keys on to valet services, where you can pick up your car.  
    • If you are leaving or arriving at the hospital after dark, walk with another person or a group of people.
    • If no one else is with you, ask a security team member to meet you at your vehicle or walk you from the facility to your vehicle. 
    • If you need assistance with your vehicle, or want to request a security guard to help you to your car, call security at (719) 557-4801.

    Providing Quality, Comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient Surgical Care

    The majority of patients who go through pre-admission testing are being admitted to St. Mary-Corwin to have surgery. Our surgical procedures and facilities are specifically designed to make your visit as comfortable as possible.  Our surgical department provides the latest technology in a personalized setting. For the procedure for which you are scheduled, we have considered your comfort, your need for information and your health and safety.

    Save Time... Pre-Register Online
    Did you know that you can save time by pre-registering for your procedure online? To pregister online, click on the 'Pre-Register Online' icon to the right. You will need to pre-register 48 hours prior to your procedure.

    Your Pre-Operative Assessment & Testing
    After you are scheduled for surgery, you will be given an appointment for your pre-operative assessment and testing. This appointment is arranged through your surgeon's office. The appointment will take approximately one to one and one-half hours, and will generally occur between three and seven days prior to surgery. At this time, you will meet with a nurse to review your health history, and an anesthesiologist to discuss the plan for anesthesia. You will be given instructions as to which medications to take the morning of the surgery, and any fluid or food restrictions. Following your assessment, any necessary lab tests, X-rays or EKG's will be completed.

    What To Bring To Your Pre-Assessment Appointment
    Please bring the following on the day of your appointment:

    • List of allergies, including reactions
    • List of current medications including dosage and times taken. Remember to include any vitamins, herbs or over the counter medications.
    • List of previous surgeries, including any problems with anesthesia experienced by you or a blood relative.
    • Physician orders
    • Consent
    • Insurance card
    • Copies of your Living Will and Medical Durable Power of Attorney

     

    On The Day Of Your Surgery
    The Same Day Surgery staff will give you a reminder call the day before your surgery to confirm arrival time and review your instructions.

    • The nurses will discuss your diet and medication restrictions prior to your surgery.
    • You may brush your teeth and rinse your mouth with a small amount of water, but do not swallow any of it. 
    • Refrain from smoking the day of surgery.
    • Please bathe or shower in the morning. Do not wear makeup, lotion, deodorant or nail polish. You should wear casual clothing and leave jewelry and valuables at home.
    • If your health changes before the day of surgery, notify your surgeon. If you have a fever, cold, flu, persistent cough or rash, it is important information your surgeon needs to know.
    • Please arrive at least one and one-half hours before your scheduled surgery, unless instructed otherwise. You will need to report to the registration desk in admitting located inside the West main entrance.
    • Patients may be dropped off at the main entrance of the hospital.  Free valet parking is available for your convenience. 
    • While you are in surgery, family is invited to wait in the surgical waiting room in the hospital's west wing. The surgeon will also meet with your family in a private room within the surgical waiting room to report his or her findings upon completing the procedure.
    • If your child is having surgery, we recommend that at least one parent or legal guardian be present while we are preparing your child for surgery. You may bring a favorite toy or blanket from home for added assurance. Parents or legal guardians will be called back to the recovery room to be with your child once they have stabilized from the anesthesia.

     

    Dismissal
    If you are scheduled for same day surgery, please arrange for a relative or friend to drive you home. Patients should not drive for 24 hours as they may feel a little drowsy, and perhaps dizzy, for several hours after surgery. It is also important for someone to stay with you the first 24 hours after surgery. Not arranging transportation may result in cancellation of your surgery or a delay in being discharged from the hospital. If you live alone, please arrange to have a friend or relative stay with you.

    Questions?
    Please call us if you have any questions or are unable to keep your appointment time:

    • Pre-Assessment Testing:  719-557-4479
    • Same Day Surgery:  719-557-5451

     

    Become an Active Member of the Healthcare Team
    The staff and physicians at St. Mary-Corwin ensure that healthcare safety is a priority. Everyone has a role in making healthcare safe - physicians, healthcare executives, nurses, technologists, and you, the patient. You can play a vital role in making your surgical procedure safe by becoming an active, involved and informed member of your healthcare team.

    Pre-Admission Testing Education: Total Joint Class
    Pre-admission testing offers a Total Joint Class to patients and their family. This class provides more information on surgery and what to expect during your stay from orthopedic nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietitians and case management. The classes are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 1 pm to 3 pm in conference room 4884, located on the fourth floor of the West building. Refreshments are served, and family and friends are encouraged to attend. To register for Total Joint Class, call 719-557-5138.

    PharmacyDo you have a prescription to fill?
    Save time and money at the Centura Health Pharmacy at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. Conveniently located in St. Mary-Corwin’s Medical Arts Building on the first floor, our retail pharmacy offers friendly, professional, full-service outpatient pharmacy services.

    • Transfer prescriptions welcome
    • Over the counter medications
    • Most major insurances accepted
    • Payment by credit card, cash, check, TASC cards, FSA, HRA or St. Mary-Corwin payroll deduction (associates only)
    • Home delivery available in Pueblo city limits (nominal fee)

     

    The pharmacy is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and is closed for lunch each day from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. For questions or to transfer or fill your prescriptions today, call 719-557-5676.

    To respect the right of individuals who do not wish to be exposed to the adverse health effects of tobacco products, and to comply with existing City ordinances, State and Federal laws, as well as other regulatory agencies, smoking and the use of all tobacco products are prohibited in all facilities. The Pueblo city ordinance states that smoking will not be allowed on "the public right-of-way adjoining hospitals." This includes sidewalks, lawns and alleys that border hospitals and properties the hospitals own or lease. This policy applies to all patients, visitors, associates, volunteers, students, interns, residents, physicians, temporary or agency staffing, independent contractors, vendors, sales representatives and/or other company representatives. The use of any tobacco products is prohibited in all areas of our campus including buildings, leased facilities, offices, grounds, vehicles, parking lots and ramps. 

    St. Mary-Corwin has been a smoke-free campus since 2005. Therefore smoking is not permitted anywhere in the hospital or on hospital grounds.

    Patients who wish to use tobacco products need to talk with your physicians for options that are available during your hospital stay. Physicians will no longer write orders permitting patients to leave the hospital to use tobacco products. Information on smoking alternatives for patients, such as nicotine patches or nicotine gum will be available and can be ordered by their physician.

    Smoking cessation education is available at St. Mary-Corwin through the Health Promotion Center. Call 719-557-4578 to learn more.

    Speak Up TMencourages the public to:

    S peak up if you have questions or concerns, and if you don't understand, ask again. It's your body and you have a right to know.

    P ay attention to the care you are receiving. Make sure you're getting the right treatments and medications by the right health care professionals. Don't assume anything.

    E ducate yourself about your diagnosis, the medical tests you are undergoing, and your treatment plan.

    A sk a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate.

    K now what medications you take and why you take them. Medication errors are the most common health care errors.

    U se a hospital, clinic, surgery center, or other type of health care organization that has undergone a rigorous on-site evaluation against established state-of-the-art quality and safety standards, such as that provided by Joint Commission.

    P articipate in all decisions about your treatment. You are the center of the health care team.

    Learn more about the Speak Up program. 

    Daily visiting hours are from 9 am to 8 pm. Visitors can be good medicine for patients, but quiet and rest are necessary parts of your healthy recovery. Family members and friends are welcome to visit, however we ask that you be considerate of other patients.

    The following are general guidelines for visitors:

    • Visits by family and friends are encouraged during afternoons and early evening. These times provide for less interruption due to testing and procedures, as well as allowing privacy and quiet during usual sleeping times.
    • Please limit number of visitors to two persons per patient at a time.
    • Children must be supervised by an adult (other than the patient) at all times.
    • Visitors may not smoke in patient rooms or anywhere in the hospital.
    • People with colds, sore throats or any contagious diseases should not visit patients.
    • Emergency Room, ICU, The Birth Place and Pediatrics have specific regulations. The hours and visiting rules are posted in these areas.

    Got Wireless? We Do.

    St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center is wireless to the public.

    Free wireless access for our patients and families is available at St. Mary-Corwin. The complimentary wireless Internet service is our gift to you to make your time with us more productive. There are no available hospital computers for accessing our wireless Internet service. The complimentary service is only for connection to your own personal wireless device.

    Setup Instructions
    Connecting your laptop to the Wireless Internet Service provided is easy:

    1. Make sure your wireless card is inserted.
    2. Make sure your wireless device is current on the latest software releases for your operating system and hardware.
    3. Go to your wireless settings and create a new profile called SMC-Public.
    4. Verify WEP (encryption) is disabled.
    5. Save changes to SMC-Public profile.
    6. Select SMCPublic profile for use.
    7. If you made any changes in steps 2 through 6 above, RESTART/REBOOT your computer and web browser.
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