GRMC Special Care Unit (SCU)
Compassionate Special Care
Your family will be asked to designate one person to become the family
"spokesperson." This person will receive regular updates on
the patient's status. In addition, a codeword will be established
and given to three family members. When any one of these three people
call the SCU with the codeword, they will be given patient information
If you need to speak with the attending physician, the nursing staff can
relay that request. They can also help coordinate family meetings. This
can be a very trying time for families; therefore to ease concerns, the
nursing staff is available after 8:00 am. daily to answer any questions
you or your family may have.
Please refer to our Patient & Visitor Policy
Flowers and Food
Food and drink are permitted in the SCU for visitors, however since many
patients are on restricted diets, food and drink cannot be brought to
them without a nurse's clearance. Due to possible allergens, we ask
visitors not to bring flowers.
You are invited to visit the chapel on the second floor of the hospital
during visiting hours. Visiting the chapel after hours can be arranged
by the patient's primary nurse or house supervisor. If you would like
spiritual services or to speak with your own spiritual advisor, a nurse
can assist you and/or your loved ones.