Committed to making your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible
At Novant Health Gaffney Medical
Center, our patients and their families come first. That’s why we
do everything we can to help you get better and stay better – and
that includes making your stay with us as comfortable as possible.
more information about admission and discharge from Gaffney Medical Center, call
physician will make preliminary arrangements for your admission,
testing or outpatient treatment. During admission, you will meet one
of our patient registration representatives to complete the medical
and legal forms required of all patients.
Be sure to bring
your insurance card and picture ID with you for registration. You may
want to bring the following items for your stay:
- Insurance card
- Current medications
- Robe and slippers
- Dentures and containers.
- Grooming items (toothbrush, comb)
- Glasses and glasses case
- Contacts and container
you have a Living Will or Healthcare Power of Attorney, please bring
it with you. A copy will be made and will become part of your
Always tell the nursing staff about any medications
you are taking and be sure to bring the medications with you to the
Do not bring
not bring electrical appliances such as a fan, heating pad, coffee
pot or an electric blanket.
Do not bring any valuable objects of a
personal nature such as a watch, rings and other jewelry.
bring personal belongings with you, please tell the nursing staff and
the items will be secured in the hospital safe.
partnership with Morrison Healthcare Food Service, Gaffney Medical Center is working to redefine hospital food. To
accomplish this, we have created the Great
This program helps patients discover that eating healthy can also be
delicious. We use fresh, wholesome ingredients that treat your taste
buds and your body. We take it a step further by teaching patients
how to continue making these healthy choices once they return home.
food services are available through the Catering
system, which provides personal, restaurant-style service, with a nutrition
expert discussing menu choices and taking your order.
We strive to make your visit to our hospital as
smooth and stress-free as possible. One way to ease any concerns you
may have is to familiarize yourself with our processes before your
In order to prepare, be sure to:
Stop eating and drinking after midnight before
surgery, or as directed.
Ask when to stop taking aspirin or other blood
thinners, herbs, vitamins and supplements. Some of these can
interfere with surgery or interact with other medications.
Ask which medications you should continue to
If told to take your medication on the day of
surgery, do so with only a sip of water, or as directed. If you
smoke, cut down or quit. Gaffney Medical Center is a smoke-free
Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your
scheduled surgery time
doctor will determine when you are ready to go home and will provide
you with written authorization of discharge. At that time, your
doctor or nurse will review any instructions for follow-up care with
you and provide you with a copy of these instructions. Your
discharge plan may include information about:
- Foods to avoid with your medicines
- Use of equipment
- Available community services
- Care of your incision and pain management
- Activities of daily living
- Safety measures
- Follow-up appointments and care
- Special diet
- Financial concerns
- Lifestyle changes, such as stopping tobacco use
more information about admission and discharge from Gaffney Medical Center, call 864-487-4271.