About Your Stay
What to Pack for Your Stay:
Leave your jewelry and valuables at home.
Wear loose-fitting clothes you can put on easily when it's time to leave.
Bring only a few personal items, such as a toiletry kit.
Bring a list of your vitamins and medicines with dosage amounts.
Bring a copy of your Living Will and/or Advanced Directives.
Check the forms from your doctor and GRMC to see if there are any other items you need to bring for your stay.
Bring contact numbers for your ride home at discharge.
Need cash? You can find an ATM in the Outpatient Waiting Area. The ATM is provided by First New Mexico Bank of Silver City.
Gila Regional is an ally of CaringBridge, a non-profit, free online service developed to keep friends and family connected when a loved one is receiving medical care. Through this service, families and patients may communicate messages, write journal entries and display photographs through a personal CaringBridge website. For more information, visit: www.caringbridge.org/
Each day you receive a selective menu especially prepared with your restrictions in mind. Circle the desired food selections for each meal. Our Dietary Department's Catering to You staff will take your selections and deliver your meals to your room. They will assist you in this process if you require help.
Visitors are welcome to dine in our cafeteria. It is open daily and offers an Out-take selection, drinks, salad bar and a hot line. 24-hour vending machines are located on the 1st floor near the Gift Shop and on the 2nd floor in the Outpatient Waiting Area.
Hot line and salad bar are unavailable from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sundays).
If you need spiritual support and emotional encouragement, our GRMC hospital chaplain or a Planetree ministerial volunteer is available to help. To contact our chaplain call 575/313-6897.
The hospital's interfaith chapel located on the 2nd floor near Med/Surg Pod II is always open.
To help you find your way, we have maps of GRMC posted at each entrance. However, feel free to ask a caregiver or a volunteer to show you the way.
Many resources exist for patient education. A caregiver can assist with these materials:
We have a wireless network at GRMC, so bring your laptop or tablet. The weekly passwords are posted in waiting areas and outside the cafeteria.
Se habla Español. Spanish interpreters are available to translate in person by request.
A women's health nurse navigator is available at no cost for women who have or may have breast cancer. Her main role is to coordinate care and provide support on the journey.
Visitor and outpatient parking is available directly in front of the Visitors Entrance, the Surgical Center and Cancer Center.
Smoking is not permitted at GRMC. We are a Tobacco Free campus.
Patient rooms are equipped with telephones. Dial 7 for an outside line. Long distance cannot be charged to the room. A GRMC operator directs incoming phone calls to patient rooms between 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cable TV is provided at no cost. Ask your caregiver about operating your bed specific TV.
Family and friends of patients are welcome at Gila Regional. Open visitation hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. After 10 p.m., all visitors need to check-in with a caregiver in Registration.
Visitors are considered members of the infection control team and play an important role in preventing and reducing infection transmissions by following these suggestions:
• Only visit when you are well; No fever, cough or sore throat
• Wash your hands before and after a visit
• If you see a red "stop" sign on the patient's door, check with the nursing staff about protective apparel
WiFi available for GRMC Patients and Visitors
Gila Regional Medical Center offers free high-speed wireless Internet access as a courtesy for our patients and our visitors. You will need today's username and password posted on the WiFi signs located in the GRMC waiting areas.
Three steps to how to get online:
1. Configure your wireless network card:
- Disable data encryption (WEP).
- "Obtain an IP address automatically."
- "Obtain DNS Server address automatically."
2. Depending on the wireless card or settings, select or enter the SSID or network name of grmcguest (lower case).
3. Launch your web browser. Review the Terms and Conditions. Access is provided once you indicate agreement by entering today's username and password (see sign in waiting areas).
Please note: Access to our wireless system is not guaranteed. Users are responsible for knowing how to configure their own computers and equipment. As with all wireless communications, you may encounter areas where a signal is not available.