Cellular phones can be used in the medical, surgical, and obstetric units, as long as it does not interfere with medical equipment. Cell phone usage is not allowed in the emergency department and is limited in intensive care.
Patients may bring their cellular telephones and chargers for usage with exceptions listed above.
Landline telephones are available in each medical, surgical, and obstetric room. Friends and relatives may call into patients. The general switchboard number is 641-236-7511.
Long Distance Calls
Inpatients who need to call long distance using a hospital landline telephone must use phone cards, credit cards, collect charges, or third-party billing.