What to Bring and What to Leave Home What to Bring A list of your medications Medical insurance cards Eye glasses and case Hearing aid Dentures and case Slippers List of important phone numbers (family, friends, etc.) Hair clips or rubber bands to control long hair Any crutches or braces your surgeon has instructed you to bring Reading material, crossword puzzles Do Not Wear or Bring Remove contact lenses Remove all nail polish Don’t wear any jewelry including wedding bands, rings, and earrings, and body piercings. Valuables: If you must bring valuable items and want them to be stored, ask your nurse to deposit them with our Cashier's Office or Security Office for safekeeping. Storage is limited, so please keep the number of items you bring to a minimum. Be advised that the hospital is not responsible for your personal items or valuables. Electrical appliances such as air dryers, CD players, electric razors, TVs, computers, and other audio/video equipment are not permitted to be brought into the hospital according to the standards of the Joint Commission, a nationally recognized, independent organization that evaluates hospitals on safety and quality performance standards. If Scheduled For an Overnight Stay Clothing: We provide patients with hospital gowns. Personal bedclothes may be worn with approval from the nursing staff. Toiletries: All patients are furnished with basic toiletries. Ask your nurse if specific items are needed. Personal items: Keep dentures, glasses, and hearing aids in your bedside table. Don’t leave them on your food tray. The hospital will not replace these items if they are lost.