We want you to have a positive, healing experience at Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Michigan City. The information on this page will help you prepare for your stay and make your stay as peaceful as possible.
Before your stay
Should you become too ill to communicate your decisions regarding medical treatment, it's important that your family know your options and wishes. It is worth taking time before your hospital stay to make these decisions concerning your future medical treatment.
You will need to have your insurance information as well as any required precertifications before starting the admissions process. Before your scheduled hospital visit, read this section to understand your financial responsibilities and ensure your insurance plan is accepted at Franciscan St. Anthony.
While you are a patient, you may receive medications to treat your illness or injury. We strongly recommend that you bring to the hospital a list of medications you are currently taking. This helps improve communication between health care professionals, family and patients as well as your safety.
During your admission to Franciscan St. Anthony, we will explain billing and insurance issues and ask you to sign related forms. You will be issued an identification bracelet which should be worn at all times during your stay, because it enables our healthcare team to quickly and positively identify you. Your bracelet will be checked when medication is administered, lab work is drawn or a procedure is performed.
What to bring to the hospital:
- Insurance documentation
- A list of medications you are currently taking
- Slippers, robe, pajamas or other comfortable clothes—a hospital gown is provided
- Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shaving products, feminine hygiene products, shampoo and soap
- A minimal amount of cosmetics and additional toiletries, unless physician or staff have additional requirements
- Things to do while resting: a book, crossword puzzles etc.
- Do NOT bring any valuables or jewelry
During your stay
Rooms are assigned based on medical necessity. The private accommodations at Franciscan St. Anthony Health provide maximum comfort and the privacy you desire for your visits with physicians, caregivers and loved ones.
Your safety and protection are important to us. Please press the nurse call button when you need help getting out of bed or adjusting the bed rails. Our Security Team provides 24-hour in-hospital and parking area patrols, employee and visitor escorts, vehicle assistance and lost/found services. Learn more about your security when staying at Franciscan St. Anthony.
You have bedside access to direct-dial telephone services and will be given a direct extension so friends and family can stay in touch. Cellular phones may only be used in the main entrances, lobby, admitting lobby, outpatient center lobby, emergency department waiting room and cafeteria. Please turn off your cell phone in all other areas of the hospital.
Volunteers deliver mail and flowers to patient rooms each day, except on Sunday. Mail delivery is generally between the hours of 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. Any mail received after patients leave will be forwarded to the home address recorded on their medical record. The delivery of flowers to the patients' rooms begins at 2 p.m. Any flowers not deliverable will be returned to the florist with forwarding address information. Certain areas, such as critical care areas are not allowed to accept flowers, planters and balloons as they can interfere with the patient's recovery and equipment on the unit. Friends and family should address correspondence to you as follows:
Patient Name and Room Number
Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City
301 West Homer Street
Michigan City, IN 46360
You may contact the Information Desk to have a newspaper delivered by a hospital volunteer. Coin operated newsstands are located on the lower Free wireless Internet access is available to patients and guests. You may bring your own laptop computers, tablets, smartphones, or other Wi-Fi-capable devices and connect to "GuestNet" to browse Web sites, check e-mail, or perform other basic Internet tasks while in our facility. As with most public networks, GuestNet is unsecured and requires you to take measures to protect your computer and personal data – please use it at your own risk.
WiFi Hot Spot Locations:
- Emergency rooms
- Patient rooms
- Nursing stations
- Physician lounges
- Most waiting areas
Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Michigan City’s Gift Shoppe is located near the hospital's main entrance. The Gift Shoppe has a wide variety of items including flowers, balloons, home decór, jewelry, magazines and much more. The Gift Shoppe hours are:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The hospital cafeteria is located on the first floor, across from the Wabash Street lobby. Hours are from 6:45 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Meal times are:
Hot Breakfast: 6:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Hot Lunch: 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Deli / Salad / Soup Bar: 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Hot Dinner/Grill (burgers only): 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Closed: 6:30 p.m. - 6:30 a.m.
A self-service Convenience Café is located adjacent to the cafeteria and is open 24 hours for grab-and-go items. Purchases may be made using cash or credit cards at either location.
Several hospital employees are certified notaries public. To arrange for the servies of a notary public, talk with your nurse.
We believe your spiritual health is an important part of your recovery. Our hospital has a chapel and spiritual care team on site to support your spiritual and emotional needs while honoring your personal cultural and spiritual beliefs and values.
Franciscan St. Anthony Health is a smoke-free institution. Smoking is prohibited throughout our facility and grounds. The policy applies to patients, visitors, employees, physicians, volunteers and service representatives. Thank you for your cooperation.